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 relater
For which Drake in private rebuked him, says the relater; whether justly or not, it is not very important to determine.The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6|Samuel Johnson
Whatever credit is due to Geoffrey as a relater of facts, he is certainly as good authority as any for the signification of words.Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume I (of 3)|Thomas Percy
I found you were ignorant of my incognito, and I was equally ashamed to continue it, or to become the relater of my own folly.Precaution|James Fenimore Cooper
The story, hadst thou observed the features and guise of the relater, would have won thy implicit credit.Edgar Huntley|Charles Brockden Brown
His end was unknown to the relater of the anecdote, but 'ten to one,' it was ruin.The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims|Andrew Steinmetz
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.