relation

relation
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
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n. bearing, close connection; narration, narrative, storytelling; kinship, family tie; kinsman, relative; reference; proportion, ratio. See relation, description, posterity.
II
Close connection
Nouns
1. relation, relationship, bearing, reference, connection, concern, dependence, cognation; correlation, analogy, similarity, affinity, reference; kinship, consanguinity, common descent, blood [tie], brotherhood, sisterhood; parentage, paternity, maternity (see ancestry); alliance, homogeneity, association, fraternization, approximation, affiliation, interest, relevancy; propinquity; comparison, ratio, proportion, link, tie, bond of union. See interchange, degree.
2. kin, kinfolk, kinsman, kinswoman, relation[s]; agnate, enate, blood relation; distaff or spindle side, spear side; [nuclear] family, ilk, breed, bloodline, extended family; stock, strain; lineage, line; root, branch, tree; tribe, clan; generation; offspring, children, progeny (see posterity); house[hold], kith [and kin].
3. aunt, uncle; [blood] brother or sister, sibling, brother- or sister-in-law, half brother or sister, kid brother or sister; child, son, daughter; cousin, cousin-german; son or daughter[-in-law], mother or father[-in-law]; husband, wife, spouse; maternal or paternal grandmother or grandfather; stepbrother, -sister, -child, -son, -daughter, -father, or -mother; grandaunt, -child, -daughter, -son, -father, -mother, -nephew, -niece, -parent, or -uncle. Informal, auntie, unc, bro, sis, grandpa, grampa, gramps, grandma, gammer, grammy, granny, nana.
Verbs
1. be related, relate to, refer to, bear upon, regard, concern, touch, affect, have to do with; pertain or belong to or with, interest; correspond.
2. relate, bring into relation with, bring to bear upon, connect, associate, fraternize, ally, draw a parallel, link, compare; allude to, refer to, speak of, deal with; correlate, interrelate, touch.
Adjectives
1. relative, correlative, cognate, relating, referable; belonging, appurtenant.
2. related, connected, implicated, associated, affiliated, allied to; akin, like, similar; relevant, pertinent, germane; reciprocal; mutual, common, correspondent, interchangeable, alternate.
3. approximating, proportionate, proportional, allusive, comparable.
Adverbs — relatively, pertinently, comparatively; en rapport, in touch with; for that matter.
Prepositions — as to, as for, as regards, regarding, about, concerning, anent, relating to, relative to, with relation to, touching, with reference to, with regard to, apropos of, on the score of; under the head of, in the matter of, in re, re; compared to, alongside; cum.
Phrases — blood is thicker than water.
Quotations — It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations (Charles Dickens), My closest relation is myself (Terence).
Antonyms, see disagreement, difference.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Relationship]
Syn. connection, association, similarity; see relationship .
2. [A relative]
Syn. family connection, family member, kinsman; see relative .
in relation to,
Syn. concerning, with reference to, about; see about 2 , regarding .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
association, connection, affiliation, link, relationship, kinship, alliance.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A logical or natural association between two or more things: connection, correlation, interconnection, interdependence, interrelationship, link, linkage, relationship, tie-in. Informal: hookup. See CONNECT. 2. A person connected to another person by blood or marriage: kin, kinsman, kinswoman, relative. See KIN.

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