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relation

[ ri-ley-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF relation

Synonyms for relation

  • relationship
  • affiliation
  • affinity
  • alliance
  • association
  • consanguinity
  • kin
  • kindred
  • kinship
  • kinsperson
  • liaison
  • propinquity
  • relative
  • sibling
  • similarity
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Antonyms for relation

  • antagonism
  • dissimilarity
  • disunion
  • opposition
  • separation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RELATION

Who would not be proud of such a relation as Miss Clarissa Harlowe?

Mr. Gladstone dwells much on the relation of Homer to Christianity.

To my mind the two have no more than the relation of the words of a song and the music of its setting.

In relation to her and her people he seemed to himself a man of power and influence.

I revert, then, to my statement that God's relation to punishment is chiefly verbal.

Her one relation was a brother of high standing as a pickpocket.

What is to be said about the relation of baptized children to the Church?

You have no other relation, and somebody must look after things here.

We have already observed that the selection of this name was judicious in more than one relation.

I am not only a relation, but treated as a friend of the family.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "connection, correspondence;" also "act of telling," from Anglo-French relacioun, Old French relacion "report, connection" (14c.), from Latin relationem (nominative relatio) "a bringing back, restoring; a report, proposition," from relatus (see relate). Meaning "person related by blood or marriage" first attested c.1500. Stand-alone phrase no relation "not in the same family" is attested by 1930.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RELATION

affinity

nounsimilarity
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