- associated; connected.
- allied by nature, origin, kinship, marriage, etc.
- Music. (of tones) belonging to a melodic or harmonic series, so as to be susceptible of close connection.
Origin of related
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- to tell; give an account of (an event, circumstance, etc.).
- to bring into or establish association, connection, or relation: to relate events to probable causes.
- to have reference (often followed by to).
- to have some relation (often followed by to).
- to establish a social or sympathetic relationship with a person or thing: two sisters unable to relate to each other.
Origin of relate
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Examples from the Web for related
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When the soul was again led into the body, it related all that had happened to it.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Furthermore, events are related which took place after Joshua's death.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
Other incidents of our long and wearisome journey need not be related.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
They supped together, and related mutually all that happened since their parting.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
Still, nothing is related that the writer has any reasons for distrusting.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
- connected; associated
- connected by kinship or marriage
- (in diatonic music) denoting or relating to a key that has notes in common with another key or keys
- (tr) to tell or narrate (a story, information, etc)
- (often foll by to) to establish association (between two or more things) or (of something) to have relation or reference (to something else)
- (intr often foll by to) to form a sympathetic or significant relationship (with other people, things, etc)
Word Origin and History for related
"connected by blood or marriage," 1702, past participle adjective from relate (v.). Related: Relatedness.
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.