relative

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. relation, kinsman; comparative, dependent.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Related]
Syn. Dependent, contingent, pertinent, applicable; see related 2 , relevant .
2. [Comparative]
Syn. comparable, corresponding, relativistic, near; see comparative .
n.
Syn. relation, family member, kin, family connection, member of the family, blood relation, next of kin, sibling, sib, kinsman, kinswoman, in-law; see also family 1 .
Relatives include: mother, father, parent, grandmother, grandfather, great-grandmother, great-grandfather, grandson, grand-daughter, ancestor, aunt, uncle, great-aunt, great-uncle, cousin, first cousin, second cousin, third cousin, fourth cousin, cousin once removed, distant cousin, wife, husband, spouse, daughter, son, child, nephew, niece, brother, sister, sibling, kinsman, kinswoman, clansman, step-father, step-mother, step-brother, step-sister, step-daughter, step-son, half-brother, half-sister, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, kissin' cousin, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt by marriage, cousin by marriage, in-law*.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
relation, kin, family member, kinsman, sibling, blood relative, cognate, mother, father, brother, sister, *kissing cousin, niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, in-law.
ANT.: stranger
II
a.
1. comparative proportional, comparable, relating to, respective.
2. pertaining pertinent, relative, germane.
ANT.: 1. dissimilar, unlike. 2. unrelated, *like apples and oranges
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Estimated by comparison: comparative. See SAME. 2. Determined or to be determined by someone or something else: conditional, conditioned, contingent, dependent, reliant, subject. See START. II noun A person connected to another person by blood or marriage: kin, kinsman, kinswoman, relation. See KIN.

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