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Many other things I saw and heard, but was forbidden to relate.

It would be tedious to relate each step of the ensuing negotiations.

Both our passages were pleasant, and give me nothing to relate.

She was anxious to talk of her niece, and to relate how she had been singing my praises to Monny.

When I have no events to relate, still I must write to convey to you my sentiments.

Nothing very bad was the result before the incident I am about to relate.

Would you have any objection to my seeing the papers that relate to the mine?

For wonderful to relate, Monsieur, the watch is still going!

But concerning what I am about to relate I shall offer no theory.

I am aware that these things I relate of him may not be credited.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "to recount, tell," from Middle French relater "refer, report" (14c.) and directly from Latin relatus, used as past participle of referre "bring back, bear back" (see refer), from re- "back, again" + latus (see oblate (n.)).

Meaning "stand in some relation; have reference or respect" is from 1640s; transitive sense of "bring (something) into relation with (something else)" is from 1690s. Meaning "to establish a relation between" is from 1771. Sense of "to feel connected or sympathetic to" is attested from 1950, originally in psychology jargon. Related: Related; relating.

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