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[in-ter-ri-leyt] /ˌɪn tər rɪˈleɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), interrelated, interrelating.
to bring or enter into reciprocal relation.
1885-90; back formation from interrelated Unabridged
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  • It did interrelate and will interrelate in the future.
  • The right hemisphere is dominant in the control of, among other things, our sense of how objects interrelate in space.
  • How they all interrelate is the visual key to the film.
  • Describe how the parts interrelate, where personnel will be needed, and what they are expected to do.
  • Consider full range of feasible alternatives when cultural and natural values interrelate.
  • The activities of this program interrelate with other public and private sectors.
  • Performance at this level suggests the ability to search for specific information, interrelate ideas, and make generalizations.
  • Fifteen activities that interrelate art and reading are described.
  • Spaces are often designed to interrelate both visually and functionally.
  • These standards connect and interrelate technology competencies and information processing skills needed for lifelong learning.
British Dictionary definitions for interrelate


to place in or come into a mutual or reciprocal relationship
Derived Forms
interrelation, noun
interrelationship, noun
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Word Origin and History for interrelate

1827 (implied in interrelated), from inter- + relate. Related: Interrelating.

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