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.