related adj.

1 connected

VERBS be, seem

ADV. closely, integrally, intimately, strongly The two ideas are very closely related. | inextricably | loosely | not necessarily | largely | partly | directly | indirectly The old rates were at least indirectly related to income; the new tax takes no account of a person's ability to pay. | broadly, roughly | specifically | fundamentally | positively | inversely, negatively The traditional approach has tended to regard unemployment and inflation as being inversely related. | apparently | clearly, obviously | causally, contextually, functionally, logically, thematically Is unemployment causally related to crime?

PREP. to The occurrence of the disease is apparently related to standards of hygiene.

2 of the same family


ADV. closely | distantly | genetically All the bees in the colony are genetically related.

PREP. to He claims to be distantly related to the British royal family.