relevance noun

ADJ. considerable, great, wider | limited, marginal | doubtful, dubious | equal | direct, immediate | continued/continuing | declining | obvious | real | possible, potential | general | particular, special | contemporary He claims that the laws are antiquated and have no contemporary relevance. | practical | political

VERB + RELEVANCE be/remain of The book is of particular relevance to student nurses. | bear, have The theory bears little relevance to practice. | lack, lose Her ideas have lost all relevance to the modern world. | ensure Constant revision of the curriculum must be undertaken to ensure its continuing relevance. | increase | see | demonstrate, establish Skim the book in order to establish its relevance to your needs. | assess, consider, examine, explore, judge | question

PREP. ~ for/to I can't see the relevance of his comment to the debate.