Synonyms of relation
1 similarityDictionary • This theory bears no relation to reality.
similarity • the astonishing similarity between my brother and my eldest son
link • They hope to cement close links with Moscow.
bearing • My father's achievements don't have any bearing on what I do.
bond • the bond that linked them
application • Students learned the practical application of the theory.
comparison • There is no comparison between the picture quality of a video and that of a DVD.
correlation • There is a correlation between smoking and lung cancer.
connection • There is no evidence of any connection between BSE and the brain diseases recently confirmed in cats.
2 relativeDictionary • I call him Uncle though he's no relation.
relative • Do relatives of yours still live in Siberia?
kinsman or kinswoman
rellie (Australian, slang)
account • He gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
report • a full report of what happened here tonight
story • The parents all shared interesting stories about their children.
tale • a collection of poems and folk tales
description • He gave a description of the surgery he was about to perform.
narrative • He began his narrative with the day of the murder.
recital • It was a depressing recital of childhood abuse.
narration • The play is an autobiographical journey with song, dialogue and narration.
1 dealingsDictionary • The company has a track record of good employee relations.
PHRASE:▷ in relation to
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accountAn account is a written or spoken report of something that has happened.
• He gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
affiliationIf one group has an affiliation with another group, it has a close or official connection with it.
• The group has no affiliation to any political party.
affinityIf people or things have an affinity with each other, they are similar in some ways.
• The two plots share certain obvious affinities.
Thesaurus for relation from the Collins English Thesaurus
the state or condition of being related or the manner in which things are related
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