Synonyms for relation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ri-ley-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈleɪ ʃən

Top 10 synonyms for relation Other synonyms for the word relation

Définition of relation

Origin :
  • late 14c., "connection, correspondence;" also "act of telling," from Anglo-French relacioun, Old French relacion "report, connection" (14c.), from Latin relationem (nominative relatio) "a bringing back, restoring; a report, proposition," from relatus (see relate). Meaning "person related by blood or marriage" first attested c.1500. Stand-alone phrase no relation "not in the same family" is attested by 1930.
  • noun connection, family connection
Example sentences :
  • Who would not be proud of such a relation as Miss Clarissa Harlowe?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Mr. Gladstone dwells much on the relation of Homer to Christianity.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • In relation to her and her people he seemed to himself a man of power and influence.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • To my mind the two have no more than the relation of the words of a song and the music of its setting.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • I revert, then, to my statement that God's relation to punishment is chiefly verbal.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Her one relation was a brother of high standing as a pickpocket.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • What is to be said about the relation of baptized children to the Church?
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • You have no other relation, and somebody must look after things here.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • We have already observed that the selection of this name was judicious in more than one relation.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • I am not only a relation, but treated as a friend of the family.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth

Antonyms for relation

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