< Latin relātus,
suppletive past participle of referre
to carry back (see refer
relatability, nounrelatable, adjectiverelater, nounmisrelate, verb, misrelated, misrelating.prerelate, verb (used with object), prerelated, prerelating.unrelating, adjective
narrate, delineate, detail, repeat. Relate, recite, recount, rehearse
mean to tell, report, or describe in some detail an occurrence or circumstance. To relate
is to give an account of happenings, events, circumstances, etc.: to relate one's adventures.
may mean to give details consecutively, but more often applies to the repetition from memory of something learned with verbal exactness: to recite a poem.
is usually to set forth consecutively the details of an occurrence, argument, experience, etc., to give an account in detail: to recount an unpleasant experience. Rehearse
implies some formality and exactness in telling, sometimes with repeated performance as for practice before final delivery: to rehearse one's side of a story. 2.