Re·lat·ed p. p. & a.
1. Allied by kindred; connected by blood or alliance, particularly by consanguinity; as, persons related in the first or second degree.
2. Standing in relation or connection; as, the electric and magnetic forcec are closely related.
3. Narrated; told.
4. Mus. Same as Relative, 4.
Re·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Related; p. pr. & vb. n. Relating.]
1. To bring back; to restore. [Obs.]
Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again
Both light of heaven and strength of men relate. --Spenser.
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.
adj 1: being connected or associated; "painting and the related
arts"; "school-related activities"; "related to
micelle formation is the...ability of detergent
actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces" [syn: related
to] [ant: unrelated]
2: connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage [ant: unrelated]
3: similar or related in quality or character; "a feeling akin
to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely
related to the collector" [syn: akin(p), kindred]
4: having close kinship and appropriateness; "he asks questions
that are germane and central to the issue" [syn: germane(p)]