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  Relate (Re*late") (r?-l?t"), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Related; p. pr. & vb. n. Relating.]
[F. relater to recount, LL. relatare, fr. L. relatus, used as p. p. of referre. See Elate, and cf. Refer.]

1. To bring back; to restore. [Obs.] " Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again Both light of heaven and strength of men relate." Spenser.
2. To refer; to ascribe, as to a source. [Obs. or R.]
3. To recount; to narrate; to tell over. "This heavy act with heavy heart relate." Shak.
4. To ally by connection or kindred.

-- To relate one's self, to vent thoughts in words. [R.]

Synonyms -- To tell; recite; narrate; recount; rehearse; report; detail; describe.
Relate (Re*late"), v. i.

1. To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; -- with to. "All negative or privative words relate positive ideas." Locke.
2. To make reference; to take account. [R.& Obs.] "Reckoning by the years of their own consecration without relating to any imperial account." Fuller.

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