(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. tell, recount, report, narrate; connect, associate (see relation). See description.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To tell]
Syn. recount, recite, retell; see describe , narrate , report 1 .
2. [To connect]
Syn. associate, correlate, link; see compare 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. recount tell, narrate, detail, state, report, communicate, describe, give an account of, repeat.
2. connect correspond, correlate, associate, link, pertain, apply, have to do with, concern, bear upon.
3. identify with empathize, understand, *stand in another's shoes.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To give a verbal account of: describe, narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, report, tell. See WORDS. 2. To be pertinent: appertain, apply, bear on (or upon), concern, pertain, refer. Idioms: have a bearing on, have to do with. See RELEVANT. 3. To unite or be united in a relationship: affiliate, ally, associate, bind, combine, conjoin, connect, join, link. See CONNECT. 4. To associate or affiliate oneself closely with a person or group: empathize, identify, sympathize. See SAME. 5. To interact with another or others in a meaningful fashion: communicate, connect. Slang: click. Idioms: be on the same wavelength, hit it off. See CONNECT.

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