relation

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈleɪʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɪˈleɪʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ri lāshən)

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relation

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [foreign, business, industrial, political] relations
  2. an improvement in [foreign] relations
  3. have [poor, great, excellent, long-standing, tense] relations with
  4. relations have [worsened, suffered, nosedived]
  5. the relation between [cause and effect, an equal and an opposite force]
  6. relations between the two [nations, countries, superpowers, families]
  7. in relation to the [findings, results, comments, article]
  8. could not find any relation between the [events, two suspects, results]
  9. could not [confirm, demonstrate, prove] the relation
  10. had no relation to the [crime, happenings, event, incident]
  11. bears a [similar, equal, close] relation to
  12. what is her role in relation to the [project, work]?
  13. wanted to speak to them in relation to the [project]
  14. has sexual relations with
  15. arrested for having sexual relations with a minor
  16. seeking to [build, develop, improve] business relations
  17. is my namesake, but no relation
  18. is no relation of mine
  19. have no relation to
  20. greeted the [bride's, groom's] relations
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