Verb relate has 5 senses
  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"
    --1 is one way to think, cogitate, cerebrate
    Derived form: noun relation1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody with something
    Somebody ----s something with something
  2. refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on - have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    => Something is ----ing PP
  3. relate - give an account of; "The witness related the events"
    --3 is one way to
    tell, narrate, recount, recite
    Derived form: noun relation4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  4. relate, interrelate - be in a relationship with; "How are these two observations related?"
    --4 is one way to be
    Derived forms: noun relation6, noun relation1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    => Something is ----ing PP
  5. relate - have or establish a relationship to; "She relates well to her peers"
    --5 is one way to
    Derived form: noun relation6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP