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relate (something) to (one)

To explain, report, or describe something to one. I was shocked when she related her experiences in the company to me. I can't tell you what it was like for everyone, but I can relate my personal experience to you.
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relate (something) to (something)

To associate something with something else; to establish something as being similar to or connected with something else. I guess I'd relate the experience to being on a rollercoaster.
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relate to (someone or something)

To associate oneself with someone or something; to feel a sense of kinship with or similarity to someone or something. Having grown up in quite a poor household, I could really relate to the character's struggle to find financial success. I'm worried that my son doesn't seem to relate to any of the kids in his class.
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relate something to someone

to tell something to someone; to narrate something to someone. Very slowly, she related the events of the past week to her parents. I have an interesting story to relate to you.
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relate something to something

to associate something to something. I relate this particular problem to the failure of the company to provide proper training. This point is related to what I just told you.
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relate to someone or something

to understand, accept, or feel kinship with someone or something. He relates to people well. I really don't relate to your thinking at all.
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relate to

1. To have a connection, relation, or reference to something: My question relates to your earlier work.
2. To establish a connection, relation, or reference between one thing and another: She related the painful experience to having a tooth pulled at the dentist.
3. To narrate or relay some information to someone; tell something to someone: When he related the story to us, he left out the part about himself.
4. To have or establish a reciprocal relationship with someone; interact with someone: Your child seems to relate well to her peers.
5. To empathize or identify with someone or something: I simply can't relate to such an extreme viewpoint.
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And there you have it--these reasons alone are what have pretty much remained true to every kind of person who has become a Star Wars fan out there, and if you're someone who fancies adventure and seeing fantasy stories that are relatable in every way, then Star Wars: The Force Awakens is calling out to you for an experience like no other.
Per my earlier point, advisors also need to be relatable and appreciate the stage of life that Gen Xers are in.
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The functions of seventeen Federal Ministries relatable to the Concurrent List have been devolved to the provinces and these ministries have ceased to exist at Federal level.
His songs speak completely for themselves they are relatable and emotional.
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Allegorical level to everything, relatable finance problems, desire to die in a warm place.
In addition, the book is littered with personal accounts from some of Raugh's clients that are both relatable and rewarding--just like the entirety of the book itself.
I think audiences are responding really well because it is very relatable situations and
Life is One Big To-Do List addresses many important issues in a way readers will find humorous and relatable.
Fisher cleverly intersperses examples of personal experiences of other professionals to drive her point home, and in doing so she makes the book more entertaining and certainly more relatable.
ON the heels of the blockbuster 'The 40--Year-Old Virgin', writer/director Judd Apatow again mines hilarity from relatable human experiences in a comedy about a one night stand with unexpected consequences: Knocked-Up premieres on Showmovies on April 16 at 9pm.
Under the theme of "Royal Moments," the advertisements in the campaign feature Shields, her husband and two daughters sharing a series of simple, relatable family moments, the company said.
Punctuating the text are real-life case studies, which provide readers with a welcome, relatable context.