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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 roller coaster.
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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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*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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Second, unlike the reduced pyramid, it does not consider any "need" (e.g., esteem) other than competence, autonomy, and relatedness to be innate enhancement needs.
Next, we provide one more case to show a different choice structure, how this choice related to students' feelings of autonomy, competence, and relatedness, and the type of student engagement choice can foster.
Further, Bazzano writes: 'In my view, universal relatedness is wholly in accord with Cartesian subjectivity and with inter-subjectivity.
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Finally, relatedness refers to a sense of belongingness with significant others (Harter, 1981; Ryan & Deci, 2006).
From the research on pro-social behaviors, it is evident that people who indulge in pro-social behaviors experience positive affect (Penner et al., 2005), less burnout (Grant & Campbell, 2007), good psychological health (Penner et al., 2005), and relatedness need satisfaction (Weinstein & Ryan, 2010).
There is a significant body of research from multiple theoretical perspectives that supports the notion that both adaptive and maladaptive personality development can be understood through experiences of interpersonal relatedness and self-definition (Blatt, 2008; Luyten & Blatt, 2013).
Singapore, Singapore, January 21, 2016 --( KDLSG will exhibit future-predicting applications based on a new future-predicting technology that dubbed 'Relatedness Technology' developed by Kyoto University.