re-late / rĭ-lāt
1. to have a connection or association with another
When indeed shall we learn that we are all related one to the other, that we are all members of one body?
Helen Keller, 1880 – 1968
2. to tell; to provide a record of the events
We relate all our afflictions more frequently than we do our pleasures.
Fanny Burney, 1752 – 1840
3. to interact; to act closely with another
Art was always for me an escape and a way to relate to the world around me.
Nic Pizzolatto, 1975 –
4. to understand or have a sympathetic reaction to
Maturity is the ability to relate appropriately to other realities than one’s own.
Goswami Kriyananda, 1926 – 2013
5. to clearly show a connection
We will add to our previous research by focusing on physiological mechanisms such as thirst, gastric distention, mouth moisture, and gut temperature as factors that determine drinking behavior and relate these factors to exercise performance.
Dr. Todd Backes, Fredonia State University of NY, www.fredonia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-liberal-arts-sciences/biology/faculty/Todd-Backes
Relate: from the Latin verb refero, referre, rettuli, relatus (bring back, report, reply, return) through the French verb relater (relate, report).
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.