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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RELATING

He had been relating a thrilling adventure with a man-eating tiger.

A most important ruling of the commission is that relating to the pass abuse.

This was cruelty so marked that I could not refrain from relating it.

They were like detached chapters of the story she had just been relating.

As in the case of other laws, let us have a preamble, relating to all this class of crime.

He was relating to the group about him the details of that disaster.

“I am not able to find any provision in the will relating to that,” he answered.

Not the least important information was that relating to punishments of the past.

“Oh hang it,” he exclaimed—in no logical connection with what he had been relating to me.

This occurrence took not more time than I have spent in relating it.

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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