- vt. 叙述；使…有联系
- vi. 涉及；认同；符合；与…有某种联系
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- relate:  Something that is related to something else is etymologically ‘carried back’ to it. The word is based on relātus, the past participle of Latin referre ‘carry back, refer to’ (source of English refer). (Lātus was not the original past participle of Latin ferre ‘carry’; it was drafted in from tollere ‘raise’, source of English extol and tolerate.) Derivatives in English include relation  and relative .
=> extol, tolerate
- relate (v.)
- 1520s, "to recount, tell," from Middle French relater "refer, report" (14c.) and directly from Latin relatus, used as past participle of referre "bring back, bear back" (see refer), from re- "back, again" + latus (see oblate (n.)).
Meaning "stand in some relation; have reference or respect" is from 1640s; transitive sense of "bring (something) into relation with (something else)" is from 1690s. Meaning "to establish a relation between" is from 1771. Sense of "to feel connected or sympathetic to" is attested from 1950, originally in psychology jargon. Related: Related; relating.
- 1. Other recommendations relate to the details of how such data is stored.
- 2. There were officials to whom he could relate the whole story.
- 3. Afternoon groups relate to the specific addictions and problems therein.
- 4. These people, usually men, seem unable to relate to the opposite sex.
- 5. Many entries relate to the two world wars.
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