Connect and Relate


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Connect verb – To think of (something) in combination.
Usage example: opera is popularly connected with high society

Relate is a synonym for connect in associate topic. In some cases you can use "Relate" instead a verb "Connect", when it comes to topics like attach, combine. popular alternative
Nearby Words: connection, connected, connecting, connective, connector
Synonyms for Connect


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Relate verb – To have a relation or connection.
Usage example: how does your comment relate to what the rest of us have been talking about for the last hour?

Connect is a synonym for relate in associate topic. You can use "Connect" instead a verb "Relate", if it concerns topics such as attach, correlate. popular alternative
Synonyms for Relate

Common collocations

device connect device relate device
people connect people relate people
series connect series relate series
time connect time relate time
Other nouns: way, elements, stories, friends.

Both words in one sentence

  • Manga / Medaka Box Less hilarious when you learn she is doing it because she is trying to find some way, any way, to relate to the rest of humanity, because she is so far past a normal human she just can't relate to or truly connect emotionally with a normal person, and is horribly, terribly, alone.
  • If you make even a slightly oblique comment about certain matters, any random passerby can connect that to you, relate it to a load of other small details and work out your alternate identity/guilty secret/etc.
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