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  • EN [ ˈrelətɪv]
  • US [ ˈrelətɪv]

English definition


  • 1. a person related by blood or marriage;

    • "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"
    • "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
  • 2. an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)


  • 1. not absolute or complete;

    • "a relative stranger"
  • 2. properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to';

    • "punishment oughtt to be proportional to the crime"
    • "earnings relative to production"

Example sentences

  • A stranger who is kind is a relative; an unkind relative is a stranger.

  • A distant relative is not as good as a near neighbour.

  • I have a distant relative in this small town.

  • Motion is absolute while stagnation is relative.

  • All things are relative.

  • In the endless flow of absolute truth there are innumerable relative truths.

  • Relative to the size, the city is sparsely populated.

  • My uncle is my nearest relative.

  • These are the facts relative to the problem.

  • Then Dr Millington asked the caller if he was a relative of the patient.

  • For holidays, I prefer the relative seclusion of the countryside.

  • the relative simplicity of the new PC

  • An employer can demand written certification that the relative is really ill.

  • Japanese interest rates rose relative to America's.

  • Relative poverty, however, did not prevent Martin from equipping himself with an excellent education.

  • Economic reform has brought relative wealth to peasant farmers.

  • Truth is relative.

  • The fact that these scandals are now public is testament to the relative openness of America's government.

  • He's a distant relative of the mayor.

  • He was his distant relative, as was everyone else on the island, come to think of it.

  • The person can transfer from wheelchair to seat with relative ease.

  • The pheasant is a close relative of the Guinea hen.

  • The weak dollar means American goods are relative bargains for foreigners.

  • Eleanor enjoyed the relative informality of island life.

  • Get a relative to look after the children.

  • The elderly relative had died of old age.

  • I reflected on the relative importance of education in 50 countries.

  • A relative calm reigned over the city.

  • Ian was her only living relative.

  • Fitness is relative; one must always ask "Fit for what?"

Phrase collocation

  • relative to

    in comparison with

    • the figures suggest that girls are underachieving relative to boys.

    in connection with; concerning

    • if you have any queries relative to payment, please contact us.

Synonym discrimination

  • relative, relation


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