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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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*related to someone

connected through blood kinship or through marriage to someone. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) I wonder if he is related to you, because he looks a little like you. I am not related to anyone here.
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relate to

v.
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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Is it just a cool project you saw, is it filler, or does it really relate to something that you want your students to learn?
Either way the goal is to- get people to feel or relate to something."
If a diagnosis of high cholesterol leads to lower breast cancer rates this must either relate to something inherent in the condition or affected patients, or more likely, to treatment with widely used cholesterol lowering interventions such as statins.
Dr Rahul Potluri, of Aston Medical School in Birmingham, said: "If a diagnosis of high cholesterol leads to lower breast cancer rates this must either relate to something inherent in the condition or affected patients, or more likely, to treatment with widely used cholesterol-lowering interventions such as statins."
The most important miss, though, may relate to something in the future, rather than the present.
Do your goals relate to something other than yourself and what you want for said self?
"The thing that makes Sunshine on Leith so special is the way the songs fit so well with the story - and the themes that are presented through the story are so topical and close to home that everyone can relate to something."
"The thing that makes Sunshine on Leith so special is the way the songs fit so well with the story -- and the themes that are presented through the story are so topical and close to home that everyone can relate to something."
"The dimension of the punishment opens a range of situations that I can imagine, in the future, we are going to have lots of managers with stadium bans because a stadium ban should relate to something really, really serious in terms of aggression.
Then Darcy's best friend, Sid, who is also Brooks' fiance, becomes the latest victim and it becomes clear that the crimes relate to something very close to home.
"There are a lot of motivational things in SUCCESS for Teens1 It's a lot easier to relate to something when it's coming from someone your age."
"If someone is being bullied or feels like an outsider and they relate to something that I've done, even if it's just igniting a spark, that's great.
"My life on screen can help millions more because it's far easier to relate to something on screen."
Yet, an opportunity can come up which does relate to something you've done before or someone you have worked with before.