• Columbuses own relation on his own side, with his wife and daughter
    Columbuses own relation on his own side, with his wife and daughter
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v relate make a logical or causal connection "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind","colligate these facts","I cannot relate these events at all"
    • v relate give an account of "The witness related the events"
    • v relate have or establish a relationship to "She relates well to her peers"
    • v relate be relevant to "There were lots of questions referring to her talk","My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
    • v relate be in a relationship with "How are these two observations related?"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking
A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights A few of the many artifacts relating to fishing unearthed at Jamestown: fishhooks, fish-gigs, and lead net weights
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher mountains from Alaska south to California. Group in American Museum of Natural History ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher...
Relative Length of Ages of Reptiles, Mammals and Man Relative Length of Ages of Reptiles, Mammals and Man

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996
    • Relate To ally by connection or kindred.
    • Relate To bring back; to restore. "Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again
      Both light of heaven and strength of men relate ."
    • Relate To make reference; to take account. "Reckoning by the years of their own consecration without relating to any imperial account."
    • Relate To recount; to narrate; to tell over. "This heavy act with heavy heart relate ."
    • Relate To refer; to ascribe, as to a source.
    • Relate To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; -- with to. "All negative or privative words relate positive ideas."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in relation to its size
    • relate To bring back; restore.
    • relate To bring into relation; refer.
    • relate To refer or ascribe as to a source or origin; connect with; assert a relation with.
    • relate To tell; recite; narrate: as, to relate the story of Priam.
    • relate To ally by connection or blood.
    • relate Synonyms To recount, rehearse, report, detail, describe. See account, n.
    • relate To have reference or respect; have regard; stand in some relation; have some understood position when considered in connection with something else.
    • relate To make reference; take account.
    • relate To have relation or connection.
    • n relate Anything considered as being in a relation to another thing; something considered as being the first term of a relation to another thing. Also relatum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. (Relative to size)
    • v.t Relate rē-lāt′ to describe: to tell: to ally by connection or kindred
    • v.i Relate to have reference: to refer
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  • Joseph Cook
    Joseph Cook
    “Of all my wife's relations I like myself the best.”
  • Jacques Delille
    Jacques Delille
    “Our relatives are ours by chance, but we can choose our friends.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “The hatred of relatives is the most violent.”
  • Jacques Delille
    Jacques Delille
    “Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.”
  • Ethel Watts Mumford
    Ethel Watts Mumford
    “God gives us our relatives -- thank God we can choose our friends.”
  • Hebrew Proverb
    Hebrew Proverb
    “An advantage of poverty, your relatives gain nothing by your death.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. relater, to recount, LL. relatare, fr. L. relatus, used as p. p. of referre,. See Elate, and cf. Refer


In literature:

The relation with him is a non-relation.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The Anglo-Saxons always had an immediate and near relation to the kingdom of the Franks.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
I exhort my reader to distinguish between the facts related, and the manner in which they happened.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
Nothing is more unjust than to disparage one sex relatively to the other.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
At most, it is but the relation of the thoughts.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
It makes that relation such that the terms related are preserved in the relation.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Relation of humanism to language and literature.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The relations of the different values of the picture will hold the same relation to each other as the values of nature do to each other.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
She is a relation of the Colonel's, my dear; a very near relation.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
They relate to good or evil.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine

In poetry:

And, when he talks sense,
Relations say,
"Better let Father
Haye his way."
"Old Man Hoppergrass" by Stephen Vincent Benet
I'll tell thee everything I can:
There's little to relate.
I saw an aged aged man,
A-sitting on a gate.
"The Knight's Song" by Lewis Carroll
Oh ! 'tis the Rose of Ettrick's vale,
Of Ettrick vale the boast and pride,
And so at least relates my tale
Of Reginald the blushing bride.
"Reginald The Brave" by Laura Sophia Temple
Fond wretch! and what canst thou relate,
But deeds of sorrow, shame, and sin?
Thy crime is proved, thou know'st thy fate;
But come, thy tale!--begin, begin! -
"The Hall Of Justice" by George Crabbe
Pausing on a muted note,
Song forsook the Singer's throat,
"Friend," sighed he, "you come too late,
Once I could the way relate,
Once--but long ago; Ah me,
Far away is Arcady!"
"To Arcady" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
In sympathy,--unconsciously
Though it be given--I hold, doth dwell
The germ of love that time shall swell
To blossom. Sooner then in me--
When close relations so befell--
That love should spring from sympathy.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Bobcat at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo dies from age-related illness.
Nobody likes Scrabble and the like more than this writer, but there might be a better way to ward off age-related brain changes.
News and issues relating to air transport and cargo aircraft.
Related Wine Search for AIRFIELD Mustang Yakima Valley 2010.
One person has been charged in relation to the killing of Aja Pascual.
Officials believe outages are wind related.
US-Israel relations: Is Obama alienating Israel, America's closest ally in the Middle East.
Viral Game Pokes Fun at Public Relations Reps.
Call God ' Allah ' to ease relations.
Emil Williams Jr.'s two favorite athletes are Michael Jordan and Walter Ray Williams Jr (no relation).
Authorities say a 5-year-old girl who went missing near a relative's home late Sunday night has been found dead.
But cancer specialists say that based on available information, Chavez appears to suffer from a relatively rare cancer known as sarcoma, which tends to reappear in the same location where related tumors are removed.
Thus our rules relating to letters submitted for publication are relatively simple.
Dossey, Public Relations Coordinator/CRMC CRMC Media Relations.

In science:

We therefore have proved that the relation in our sense,corresponding to a reflexive and transitive relation in the usual sense, is in fact a monoid in the category of relations.
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations
Since a relation r : B −→ A × A is a directed labelled graph it is clear that we get the relation r∗ : B −→ A × A by reversing all arrows in the relation r.
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations
The field u are related to the g ’s by a relation similar to (8), while the h’s are related to the u’s by a relation similar to (10).
Replica bounds for optimization problems and diluted spin systems
Another essential problem related to general relativity is that quantum general relativity is not perturbatively renormalizable.
Problems on Foundations of General Relativity
If all relative distances are scaled by RH and relative velocities of interacting bodies are scaled by ΩRH , then the outcome of the gravitational scattering depends only on the initial values of scaled relative quantities.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks