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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Relate


RELA'TE, verb transitive [Latin relatus, refero; re and fero, to produce.]

1. To tell; to recite; to narrate the particulars of an event; as, to relate the story of Priam; to relate the adventures of Don Quixote.

2. To bring back; to restore. [Not in use.]

3. To ally by connection or kindred.

To relate one's self, to vent thoughts in words.

RELA'TE, verb intransitive To have reference or respect; to regard.

All negative words relate to positive ideas.