relevant

[ rel-uh-vuhnt ]
/ ˈrɛl ə vənt /

adjective

bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; pertinent: a relevant remark.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of relevant

1550–60; < Medieval Latin relevant- (stem of relevāns), special use of Latin, present participle of relevāre to raise, lift up. See relieve, -ant

synonym study for relevant

See apt.

pronunciation note for relevant

OTHER WORDS FROM relevant

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British Dictionary definitions for relevantly

relevant
/ (ˈrɛlɪvənt) /

adjective

having direct bearing on the matter in hand; pertinent
linguistics another word for distinctive (def. 2)

Derived forms of relevant

relevance or relevancy, nounrelevantly, adverb

Word Origin for relevant

C16: from Medieval Latin relevans, from Latin relevāre to lighten, from re- + levāre to raise, relieve
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