See also: relaté

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin relātus, perfect passive participle of referō (carry back; report).

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relate (third-person singular simple present relates, present participle relating, simple past and past participle related)

  1. (transitive) To tell in a descriptive way.
    The captain related an old yarn.
    Please relate the circumstances of your journey here today.
  2. (transitive) To bring into a relation, association, or connection (between one thing and another).
    • 2002, Paul Light, Karen Littleton, Learning with Computers: Analysing Productive Interactions (page 92)
      The use of video made it possible to relate the talk to the answers given to particular problems in the test. With this research design it was possible to relate changes in test score measures to changes in linguistic features []
  3. (intransitive) To have a connection.
    The patterns on the screen relate to the pitch and volume of the music being played.
  4. (intransitive) To interact.
  5. (intransitive) To respond through reaction.
  6. (intransitive, with to) To identify with; to understand.
    I find it difficult to relate to others because I'm extremely introverted.
  7. (obsolete) To bring back; to restore.
    • (Can we date this quote by Spenser and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again / Both light of heaven and strength of men relate.

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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

relate

  1. first-person singular present indicative of relater
  2. third-person singular present indicative of relater
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of relater
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of relater
  5. second-person singular imperative of relater

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LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

relāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of relātus

NovialEdit

VerbEdit

relate

  1. relate

PortugueseEdit

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relate

  1. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of relatar
  2. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of relatar
  3. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of relatar
  4. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of relatar

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VerbEdit

relate

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of relatar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of relatar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of relatar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of relatar.