What is the difference between relation and relate?

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Relate is a related term of relation.

Relation is a related term of relate.

As a noun relation

is the manner in which two things may be associated.

As a verb relate is

to tell in a descriptive way.




(en noun)
  • The manner in which two things may be associated.
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  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations . It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
  • A member of one's family.
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  • The act of relating a story.
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  • A set of ordered tuples.
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  • *:Signs are, first of all, physical things: for example, chalk marks on a blackboard, pencil or ink marks on paper, sound waves produced in a human throat. According to Reichenbach, "What makes them signs is the intermediary position they occupy between an object and a sign user, i.e., a person." For a sign to be a sign, or to function as such, it is necessary that the person take account of the object it designates. Thus, anything in nature may or may not be a sign, depending on a person's attitude toward it. A physical thing is a sign when it appears as a substitute for, or representation of, the object for which it stands with respect to the sign user. The three-place relation' between sign, object, and sign user is called the ''sign '''relation''''' or '''''relation of denotation .
  • (lb) Specifically , a set of ordered pairs.
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  • (lb) A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.
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  • (lb) A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.
  • The act of intercourse.
  • Synonyms

    * (way in which two things may be associated) connection, link, relationship * (sense, member of one's family) relative * (act of relating a story) recounting, telling * correspondence * See also


    * (set theory) function

    Derived terms

    * blood relation * close relation * direct relation * distant relation * equivalence relation * friends and relations * indirect relation * inverse relation * shirttail relation * relations * relationship


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  • To tell in a descriptive way.
  • To give an association.
  • To make a connection or correlation from one thing to another.
  • * 2002 , Paul Light, Karen Littleton, Learning with Computers: Analysing Productive Interactions (page 92)
  • The use of video made it possible to relate' the talk to the answers given to particular problems in the test. With this research design it was possible to ' relate changes in test score measures to changes in linguistic features
  • To have a connection.
  • I find it difficult to relate to others because i'm extremely introverted .
  • To interact.
  • To respond through reaction.
  • To identify with, understand.
  • (obsolete) To bring back; to restore.
  • * Spenser
  • Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again / Both light of heaven and strength of men relate .


    * chronicle * describe * divulge * recount * state