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relate

relate(
rih
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leyt
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to link)
a. relacionar
My friends relate wearing black with being gothic.Mis amigos relacionan vestir de negro con ser gótico.
2. (to tell)
a. relatar
The pilot related the details of how he escaped from the enemy.El piloto relató los detalles de cómo se escapó del enemigo.
b. contar
The prisoner related his version of the facts.El preso contó su versión de los hechos.
c. referir
Margaret related the story of how her dog went missing.Margaret refirió la historia de cómo su perro desapareció.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to understand)
a. entender
I'm so tired of this weather! - I can definitely relate, but spring is not far off.¡Estoy harto de este clima! - Te entiendo muy bien, pero la primavera no está lejos.
4. (to get along with)
a. relacionarse
We're so happy our son relates to his new classmates.Nos da mucho gusto que nuestro hijo se relacione con sus nuevos compañeros.
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relate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (narrate)
a. relatar, narrar
2. (connect; two facts, ideas)
a. relacionar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a.
to relate toestar relacionado(a) con
to relate tocomprender, entender
she doesn't relate to other children very wellno se entiende mucho con los demás niños
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relate [rɪˈleɪt]
transitive verb
1 (tell) [+story] contar; relatar; [+conversation] relatar; referir
she related details of the meeting to her boss le relató or refirió a su jefe detalles de la reunión; history relates that he landed here in AD 470 la historia cuenta or relata que desembarcó aquí en el año 470 AD
she related how they had found the survivors
sad to relate aunque sea triste decirlo; strange to relate aunque parezca mentira; por extraño que parezca
he related what he had seen to the police he related their experience in Cuba I related the whole story of the time we were stranded in the North of Scotland in Kathmandu there were Tibetan-speaking officials to whom he could relate the whole story the poet sought support for a point he was making by relating the tale of an Irish peasant she related a conversation she had had with the Prime Minister another example is that related by Rachael Clyne in her book "coping with cancer" a paper called "language and freedom" in which Chomsky tries to relate his linguistic and political views sad to relate, the performance itself was a bit of an anticlimax sad to relate, Rasharkin is today a dreary little town where few would choose to linger it is sad to relate that more people than ever are suffering from the illness as yet, strange to relate, nobody has called for his resignation strange to relate, the teams's performance has been better than ever since those setbacks
2 (establish relation between)
to relate sth to sth relacionar algo con algo
it is often difficult to relate the cause to the effect
they relate what they read to their own experiences relacionan lo que leen con sus propias experiencias
intransitive verb
1 (communicate) relacionarse; comunicarse
how you relate depends on the kind of person you are cómo te relacionas or te comunicas depende del tipo de persona que eres
when people are cut off from contact with others for any length of time, they lose all ability to relate
2
to relate to (sth/sb)
(form a relationship with)
to relate to sb relacionarse con algn; he is unable to relate to other people no es capaz de relacionarse con otras personas
children need to learn to relate to other children how do you relate to your parents? promotion often depends on how one relates to senior staff I really can't relate to that man at all I seem to have forgotten how to relate to women
(understand, identify with)
to relate to sth/sb identificarse con algo/algn; I can relate to that yo eso lo entiendo (informal); yo me identifico con eso; women relate more to this than men las mujeres comprenden esto mejor que los hombres; it's important for children to have brothers and sisters they can relate to es importante que los niños tengan hermanos y hermanas con los que puedan identificarse
I just can't relate to their problems
(connect with)
to relate to sth relacionarse con algo; the way that words in a sentence relate to each other la manera en la que las palabras de una frase se relacionan las unas con las otras
more studies will be required before we know what the functions of these genes are and whether they relate to each other Cornell University offers a course that investigates how language relates to particular cultural codes
(appertain to)
to relate to sth referirse a algo; estar relacionado con algo; tener que ver con algo; most of the enquiries relate to debt la mayoría de las preguntas se refieren a deudas or tienen que ver con deudas; this relates to what I said yesterday esto se refiere a or está relacionado con lo que dije ayer
the law, as it relates to political activity, is seen to be inadequate other recommendations relate to the details of how such data is stored it does not matter whether the problem you have relates to food, drink, smoking or just living I had papers relating to the children which my wife and I had to sign I wanted to ask you a question that relates to electricity
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