Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 9 (Relation)

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#9. Relation. -- N. relation, bearing, reference, connection, concern,. cognation ; correlation &c. 12; analogy; similarity &c. 17; affinity, homology, alliance, homogeneity, association; approximation &c. (nearness) 197; filiation &c. (consanguinity) 11[obs]; interest; relevancy &c. 23; dependency, relationship, relative position.

comparison &c. 464; ratio, proportion. link, tie, bond of union.

V. be related &c. adj.; have a relation &c. n.; relate to, refer to; bear upon, regard, concern, touch, affect, have to do with; pertain to, belong to, appertain to; answer to; interest.

bring into relation with, bring to bear upon; connect, associate, draw a parallel; link &c. 43.

Adj. relative; correlative &c. 12; cognate; relating to &c. v.; relative to, in relation with, referable or referrible to[obs]; belonging to &c. v.; appurtenant to, in common with.

related, connected; implicated, associated, affiliated, allied to; en rapport, in touch with.

approximative[obs], approximating; proportional, proportionate, proportionable; allusive, comparable.

in the same category &c. 75; like &c. 17; relevant &c. (apt) 23; applicable, equiparant[obs].

Adv. relatively &c. adj.; pertinently &c. 23.

thereof; as to, as for, as respects, as regards; about; concerning &c. v.; anent; relating to, as relates to; with relation, with reference to, with respect to,with regard to; in respect of; while speaking of, a propos of[Fr]; in connection with; by the way, by the by; whereas; for as much as, in as much as; in point of, as far as; on the part of, on the score of; quoad hoc[Lat]; pro re nata[Lat]; under the head of &c. (class) 75 of; in the matter of, in re.

Phr. " thereby hangs a tale " [Taming of the Shrew].