1. To bring back; to restore. " Abate your zealous haste, till morrow next again Both light of heaven and strength of men relate." (Spenser)

2. To refer; to ascribe, as to a source.

3. To recount; to narrate; to tell over. "This heavy act with heavy heart relate." (Shak)

4. To ally by connection or kindred. To relate one's self, to vent thoughts in words.

Synonyms: To tell, recite, narrate, recount, rehearse, report, detail, describe.

Origin: F. Relater to recount, LL. Relatare, fr. L. Relatus, used as p. P. Of referre. See Elate, and cf. Refer.

(01 Mar 1998)