Relate verb - To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Usage example: we asked our uncle to relate the story of his visit to communist Russia many years ago
Report verb - To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Usage example: will report the progress of the war effort before a congressional committee on Monday
Relate is a synonym for report in knowledge topic. You can use "Relate" instead a verb "Report", if it concerns topics such as communicate, tell, words, narrate. popular alternative
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