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1. relative

adjective. ['ˈrɛlətɪv'] estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete.

Synonyms

  • relational

Antonyms

  • stranger
  • introvert

Etymology

  • relativus (Latin)
  • refero (Latin)

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Rhymes with Relative

  • alternative
  • captive
  • causative
  • causative
  • cognitive
  • collaborative
  • collaborative
  • collective
  • combative
  • commemorative
  • commemorative
  • communicative
  • comparative
  • conductive
  • congestive
  • connective
  • constructive
  • consultative
  • contemplative
  • contraceptive

How do you pronounce relative?

Pronounce relative as ˈrɛlətɪv.

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Sentences with relative


1. Adjective
Have your friend or relative rent a car similar to one you are familiar driving in.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Tell this relative that you forgive him for their words and/or actions in the past.

Quotes about relative


1. In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
- Josef Albers

2. We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.
- Anaïs Nin

3. Personally, I don't like the term 'success.' It's too arbitrary and too relative a thing. It's usually someone else's definition, not yours.
- Ichiro Suzuki

2. relative-in-law

noun. a relative by marriage.

Synonyms

  • relation
  • son-in-law
  • mother-in-law
  • sister-in-law
  • relative
  • in-law
  • brother-in-law
  • father-in-law

Antonyms

  • descendant
  • unconnectedness
  • connectedness
  • father

3. relative

noun. ['ˈrɛlətɪv'] a person related by blood or marriage.

Synonyms

  • soul
  • offspring
  • matrisib
  • kin group
  • enate
  • kinsman
  • second cousin
  • partner
  • patrilineal sib
  • spouse
  • kissing kin
  • mate
  • kindred
  • relative-in-law
  • ancestor
  • relation
  • sib
  • cousin-german
  • full cousin
  • descendent
  • kin
  • tribe
  • married person
  • patrilineal kin
  • kinship group
  • matrilineal kin
  • next of kin
  • individual
  • root
  • issue
  • matrilineal sib
  • antecedent
  • sibling
  • mortal
  • patrisib
  • descendant
  • clan
  • family
  • blood relation
  • ascendent
  • progeny
  • first cousin
  • matrikin
  • in-law
  • person
  • cousin
  • better half
  • ascendant
  • kinswoman
  • agnate
  • kissing cousin
  • patrikin
  • kinsperson
  • cognate
  • blood relative
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • descendant
  • debtor
  • nonreligious person
  • follower

Etymology

  • relativus (Latin)
  • refero (Latin)

4. relative

noun. ['ˈrɛlətɪv'] an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus).

Synonyms

  • congener
  • organism
  • being
  • congeneric

Antonyms

  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert

Etymology

  • relativus (Latin)
  • refero (Latin)

5. relative

adjective. ['ˈrɛlətɪv'] properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'.

Synonyms

  • proportional

Antonyms

  • withholder
  • male

Etymology

  • relativus (Latin)
  • refero (Latin)
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