Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Relate"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Relate \Re*late"\, v. i.
1. To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to
pertain; to refer; -- with to.

All negative or privative words relate positive
ideas. --Locke.

2. To make reference; to take account. [R.& Obs.]

Reckoning by the years of their own consecration
without relating to any imperial account. --Fuller.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Relate \Re*late"\ (r?-l?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Related}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Relating}.] [F. relater to recount, LL.
relatare, fr. L. relatus, used as p. p. of referre. See
{Elate}, and cf. {Refer}.]
1. To bring back; to restore. [Obs.]

Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again
Both light of heaven and strength of men relate.

2. To refer; to ascribe, as to a source. [Obs. or R.]

3. To recount; to narrate; to tell over.

This heavy act with heavy heart relate. --Shak.

4. To ally by connection or kindred.

{To relate one's self}, to vent thoughts in words. [R.]

Syn: To tell; recite; narrate; recount; rehearse; report;
detail; describe.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

v 1: make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these
two pieces of evidence in my mind" [syn: {associate}, {tie
in}, {link}, {link up}, {connect}] [ant: {dissociate}]
2: 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" [syn: {refer}, {pertain},
{concern}, {come to}, {bear on}, {touch}, {touch on}]
3: give an account of; "The witness related the events"
4: be in a relationship with: "How are these two observations
related?" [syn: {interrelate}]
5: have a relationship to
6: bring into relation with

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