"relates" in the verb sense
1. associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect
make a logical or causal connection
"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"
"colligate these facts"
"I cannot relate these events at all"
2. refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have to do with
be relevant to
"There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
"My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
give an account of
"The witness related the events"
4. relate, interrelate
be in a relationship with
"How are these two observations related?"
have or establish a relationship to
"She relates well to her peers"
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