/ rI5leIt; rI`let/ v
[Tn, Tw, Dn.pr, Dpr.w] ~ sth (to sb) (fml 文) give an account of (facts, experiences, etc); tell (a story, etc) 叙述（事实﹑ 经历等）; 讲（故事等）: relate the events of the last week 叙述上周发生的事 * She related (to them) how it happened. 她（给他们）讲那事发生的经过.
(a) [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth to/with sth connect (two things) in thought or meaning; associate sth with sth （在思想上或意义上）将（两事物）联系起来; 将某事物与另一事物相联系: It is difficult to relate cause and effect in this case. 这个案件中的动机与效果很难联系起来. * The report relates high wages to/with labour shortages. 该报告把工资高与劳动力短缺联系在一起了. (b) [Ipr] ~ to sb/sth be connected with sb/sth else; refer to sb/sth 与他人[他事物]有关; 涉及某人[某事物]: Wealth is seldom related to happiness. 财富鲜与幸福相关. * statements relating to his resignation 与他辞职一事有关的说法 * Does the new law relate only to theft? 新法规是否只涉及盗窃案?
[Ipr] ~ to sb/sth be able to understand and sympathize with sb/sth 能理解并同情某人[某事物]: Some adults can't relate to children. 有些成年人不理解儿童的想法. * I just can't relate to (ie appreciate) punk music. 我对蓬克摇滚音乐简直一窍不通.
(idm 习语) strange to relate/say => strange.
> related adj ~ (to sb/sth) 1 connected or associated with sb/sth （与某人[某事物]）有关的, 相联系的: crime related to drug abuse 与滥用麻醉药品有关的罪案 * chemistry, biology and other related sciences 化学﹑ 生物学及其他相关的科学. 2 [esp pred 尤作表语] in the same family or class, etc 属於同一家族或种类等: be closely/distantly related (to sb) （与某人）是近[远]亲 * two related species of ape 有亲缘关系的两种猿 * He is related to her by marriage. 他与她是姻亲. relatedness n [U] being related 有关; 相关.