1. a person related by blood or marriage;
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;
2. properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to';
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?"
in comparison with
the figures suggest that girls are underachieving relative to boys.
in connection with; concerning
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father-in-law relation kissing great-aunt cousin kinsman grandfather brother grand-aunt stepbrother kin sister-in-law member stepsister stepfather mother sister father grandson nephew grand-daughter great-uncle of sibling grandmother aunt stepmother niece near cognate grand-uncle in-law blood relative uncle mother-in-law brother-in-law next family agnate kinswoman
applicable befitting congruous proper suitable apposite appropriate suited fitting pertinent apt relevant to relative relating meet pat pertaining referring due germane
subsidiary provisory accessory accompanying subservient conditioned
comparable equivalent to close proximate common respective correspondent commensurate parallel proportional homologous analogous correlative like near in comparative similar
linking connected interconnected interrelated in association affiliated associate associative related associated correlative correlated connective
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