- bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; pertinent: a relevant remark.
Origin of relevant
Synonyms for relevantSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for relevantlyjustly, duly, accordingly, properly, judiciously, aptly, plumb, fittingly, fitly, perfectly, precisely, flawlessly, opportunely, relevantly
Examples from the Web for relevantly
Contemporary Examples of relevantly
And, relevantly, two winning campaigns for California initiatives.Putting Words in Gore Vidal’s Mouth—a Copywriter Recalls the 1982 Senate Campaign
August 6, 2012
Historical Examples of relevantly
- having direct bearing on the matter in hand; pertinent
- linguistics another word for distinctive (def. 2)
Word Origin for relevant
Word Origin and History for relevantly
"pertinent to the matter at hand," 1550s, from Middle French relevant "depending upon," originally "helpful," from Medieval Latin relevantem (nominative relevans), from stem of Latin relevare "to lessen, lighten" (see relieve). Not generally used until after 1800.