[ verb ] make a logical or causal connection


"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Strange , but true - authenticity and realism often are n't related at_all .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

His name is Praisegod_Piepsam , and he is rather fully described as_to his clothing and physiognomy in_a_way which relates him to a sinister type in the author 's repertory - he is a forerunner of those enigmatic strangers in `` Death_in_Venice '' , for_example , who represent some combination of cadaver , exotic , and psychopomp .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

If one assumes that the average flux did not change between measurements , a mass distribution curve is obtained which relates the flux of particles larger than a given radius to the inverse 7 2 power of the radius .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

Religion can summate , epitomize , relate , and conserve all the highest ideals and values - ethical , aesthetic , and religious - of man formed in his culture .

The kind of religious experience that most moderns seek not_only provides , clarifies , and relates human yearnings , values , ideals , and purposes ; it also provides facilities and incitements for the development of personality , sociality , and creativeness .

[ verb ] be about; have to do with; be relevant to; refer, pertain, or relate to


"What's this novel all about?" "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"

Used in print

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

The Small_Business_Administration ( SBA ) provides guidance and advice on sources of technical information relating to small business management and research and development of products .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

Although there is no question but that the process of washing fabrics involves a number of phenomena which are related together in an extremely complicated way and that these phenomena and their interrelations are not well understood at the present , this section attempts to present briefly an up-to-date picture of the physical_chemistry of washing either fabrics or hard surfaces .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

Simultaneously we should be underlining the interrelationships of technical progress in various fields , showing how agricultural training can be introduced into education , how health affects labor productivity , how small business can benefit the rural farm community , and , above_all , how progress in each field relates to national progress .

[ verb ] give an account of


"The witness related the events"

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

But the one that upset the financially wise was the professional dancer who related in a book how he parlayed his earnings into a $ 2000000 profit on the stock_market .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Related to written literature , and often remaining temporarily frozen in written form , it loses its vitality when transcribed or removed from its oral existence .

Related terms

tell relation

[ verb ] be in a relationship with




: "How are these two observations related?"

Used in print

(Grants-in-Aid and Other Financial Assistance...)

The purpose of the adjusted Federal share relating to the base allotment and of the transition provisions for reaching the unadjusted Federal share is to prevent dislocations from abrupt_changes in matching rates .

[ verb ] have or establish a relationship to


"She relates well to her peers"

Used in print

(Rosemary Balckmon, "How Much Do You Tell When...)

Even_less regard for mom and mom 's apple_pie goes_with : In_other_words , the way the speaker relates to mother is clearly indicated .

The joint investigations of linguistics and psychiatry have established , in_point_of_fact , that no_matter what the subject of conversation is or what words are_involved , it is impossible for people to talk at_all without telling over_and_over_again what sort_of people they are and_how they relate to the rest of the world .

[ verb ] bring into relation with

Used in print

(Selma Jeanne Cohen, "Avant-Garde Choreography"...)

He rejects all subjectively motivated continuity , any line of action related to the concept of cause and effect .