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  • adj.comparative, respective
  • adj.pertinent, applicable
  • nounmember of a family

synonyms for relative

  • analogous
  • corresponding
  • proportionate
  • related
  • contingent
  • dependent
  • parallel
  • reciprocal
  • about
  • allied
  • approximate
  • associated
  • concerning
  • conditional
  • connected
  • in regard to
  • near
  • referring
  • relating to
  • reliant
  • with respect to
See also synonyms for: relatives
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antonyms for relative

MOST RELEVANT
  • dissimilar
  • unlike
  • unrelated
  • independent
  • disproportionate
  • irrelevant
  • irrespective
  • separate
  • unequal
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    How to use relative in a sentence

    It’s not uncommon for a cheaper goalie — relative both to his backup and the rest of the league — to catch fire in the playoffs.
    AN EXPENSIVE GOALIE IS NOT YOUR TICKET TO THE STANLEY CUPJULIAN MCKENZIESEPTEMBER 9, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
    Antetokounmpo currently leads the playoffs in total defensive rebounds and overall rebounds, so his lack of minutes relative to other stars has not hampered his total production on defense, either.
    GIANNIS IS DOING MORE WORK IN LESS TIMEANDRES WATERSSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
    When winds were strongly blowing from the south, and there was less sea ice, the relative amount of oxygen-18 increased.
    BERING SEA WINTER ICE SHRANK TO ITS LOWEST LEVEL IN 5,500 YEARS IN 2018CAROLYN GRAMLINGSEPTEMBER 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
    As aerosol pollution from vehicles has declined, the relative contribution from other sources has grown.
    CITY PAVEMENT IS A BIG SOURCE OF AIR POLLUTIONULA CHROBAKSEPTEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
    If anything, the crampers started a little bit slower relative to their lab-measured fitness.
    THE ENDURING MYSTERY OF MUSCLE CRAMPSALEX HUTCHINSONSEPTEMBER 1, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
    A relative, the story goes, had moved to the States in the ’20s for work.
    BUFFETT’S BIG BET ON JAPAN SENDS GLOBAL STOCKS HIGHERBERNHARD WARNERAUGUST 31, 2020FORTUNE
    In fact, that pledge is even more urgent now than when it was made in the midst of relative prosperity a year ago.
    WHY A YEAR LATER, THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE’S UPDATED STATEMENT OF PURPOSE IS MORE RELEVANT THAN EVERJAKEMETHAUGUST 19, 2020FORTUNE
    The process of contact tracing includes talking to the friends, relatives, co-workers and other close connections with a person who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
    TRACING HOMOPHOBIA IN SOUTH KOREA’S CORONAVIRUS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMLGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 18, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
    Gynecomastia can arise when the body makes less testosterone relative to estrogen.
    SCIENCE OF ‘SEINFELD’LGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 15, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
    We’re reconnecting virtually with friends or relatives we haven’t spoken to in a while.
    4 NON-OBVIOUS TRENDS THAT MATTER DURING THIS PANDEMICVANESSA BATES RAMIREZMAY 25, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
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    WORDS RELATED TO RELATIVE

    • alike
    • analogous
    • close
    • comparable
    • like
    • matching
    • near
    • relative
    • resembling
    • verging on
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