relative

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɛlətɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrɛlətɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(relə tiv)


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relative

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a relative [increase, improvement, decline] (in)
  2. a relative [lack, shortage, shortfall] of
  3. is a relative newcomer to the [organization, sport, industry]
  4. was a relative [success, hit]
  5. (of) relative [importance, merit, concern]
  6. [did it, passed the test] with relative ease
  7. [age, experience, income, happiness] is only relative
  8. it's all relative
  9. relative [position, direction, velocity]
  10. its [position] is relative to
  11. the relative merits of [digital whiteboards, nuclear energy, electric cars]
  12. relative to the [total, maximum] (amount of)
  13. profits are up, relative to [costs, last year]
  14. [value, supply, price] is relative to demand
  15. is relative to the [environment, surroundings, place, society] (in which)
  16. the facts relative to the [discovery, accident, incident]
  17. grammar: relative [pronouns, clauses, adjectives]
n
  1. some of my relatives live [overseas, abroad, in London]
  2. do you have any relatives [overseas]?
  3. spent the [summer, vacations, weekend] visiting relatives
  4. talk to your relatives [about, concerning, regarding, before]
  5. invited [all, dozens of] her relatives to the wedding
  6. [all] her relatives were [present, invited]
  7. found a donor among her relatives
  8. a relative donated [blood, an organ, a kidney]
  9. relatives on my [husband's, wife's, partner's] side
  10. must be one of my [husband's] relatives
  11. is a relative by [blood, marriage]
  12. [mourned, missed, hated, despised] by his relatives
  13. is no relative of mine
  14. is a close relative to the [zebra, gorilla, snail]
  15. is a close relative to [German, Dutch, Croatian]
  16. the students are [learning, studying] relatives
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