re·late /rɪˈlet/ 不及物動詞
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.
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.
v 1: make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these
two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these
facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all" [syn: associate,
tie in, link, colligate, link up, connect]
2: have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of
questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to
your earlier comments" [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 or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to