relate verb

ADV. closely | directly, specifically The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern's ongoing work in this area.

VERB + RELATE be able to, can/could | attempt to, try to | be difficult to, find sth difficult to I found it difficult to relate the two ideas in my mind.

PREP. to Our product needs an image that people can relate to.

PHRASES the ability to relate to sb/sth, an attempt to relate sth Attempts to relate studies on animals to those on humans are not really comparing like with like.