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  3  definitions  found 
  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  1.6  [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},  {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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