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.]

Syn. -- To tell; recite; narrate; recount; rehearse; report; detail; describe.

 

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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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