verb (used with object), re·lat·ed, re·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), re·lat·ed, re·lat·ing.
- relapsing fever,
- relapsing polychondritis,
- relational database
Origin of relate
Examples from the Web for relate
I am not remotely embarrassed to relate he weighed just 9lb.
That the song has become so indelible is likely owed to the fact that we can all sort of relate.‘My Crazy Love’ Reveals the Craziest Lies People Tell for Love|Kevin Fallon|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were drawn to music from the outside, so we are able to relate to the outside world.The Sisterhood of Bulletproof Stockings: It’s Ladies’ Night for Hasidic Rockers|Emily Shire|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People are starting to recognize that depression must relate to biology, because who would give up such an outwardly gifted life?
Populating that name with examples that people can relate to makes it understandable.
In this brief sketch it is quite impossible to relate the many changes of species and genera during the Silurian.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
All relate to Corporation accounts and to the financial affairs of the borough.In the Mayor's Parlour|J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
They are intended for the government of the business to which they relate, at all times and under all circumstances.Congressional Government|Woodrow Wilson
They relate to the two points of episcopal jurisdiction and superintendence, and residence of parochial clergy.Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2)|The Duke of Buckingham
I rather wouldn't like, as you say, to interpret—I would be very happy to relate everything I know.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Word Origin for relate
1520s, "to recount, tell," from Middle French relater "refer, report" (14c.) and directly from Latin relatus, used as past participle of referre "bring back, bear back" (see refer), from re- "back, again" + latus (see oblate (n.)).
Meaning "stand in some relation; have reference or respect" is from 1640s; transitive sense of "bring (something) into relation with (something else)" is from 1690s. Meaning "to establish a relation between" is from 1771. Sense of "to feel connected or sympathetic to" is attested from 1950, originally in psychology jargon. Related: Related; relating.