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mean vs relate relate vs mean

mean is a noun but relate is not a noun.

mean is an adjective but relate is not an adjective.

mean and relate both are verbs.

As verbs, relate is a hypernym of mean; that is, relate is a word with a broader meaning than mean and mean is a type of relate with the definitions:
  • intend to refer to
Other hypernyms of mean include link up, connect, link, tie in, associate, colligate.
mean (noun) relate (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
mean (adjective) relate (adjective)
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
characterized by malice
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
of no value or worth
very good; of the highest quality
mean (verb) relate (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey make a logical or causal connection
have as a logical consequence be relevant to
denote or connote give an account of; narrate
have in mind as a purpose be in a relationship with
have a specified degree of importance have or establish a relationship to
intend to refer to
destine or designate for a certain purpose