US: /ɹiˈɫeɪʃənˌʃɪp/
UK: /ɹɪlˈe‍ɪʃənʃˌɪp/

English Vietnamese dictionary

relationship /ri'leiʃnʃip/
  • danh từ
    • mối quan hệ, mối liên hệ
      • the relationship between the socialist countries is based on proletarian internationalism: quan hệ giữa các nước xã hội chủ nghĩa dựa trên cơ sở chủ nghĩa quốc tế vô sản
    • sự giao thiệp
      • to be in relationship with someone: đi lại giao thiệp với ai
    • tình thân thuộc, tình họ hàng
      • the relationship by blood: tình họ hàng ruột thịt

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [C] ~ (between A and B)
~ (with sb) the way in which two people, groups or countries behave towards each other or deal with each other: The relationship between the police and the local community has improved. + She has a very close relationship with her sister. + I have established a good working relationship with my boss. + a master-servant relationship
2 [C] ~ (between A and B)
~ (with sb) a loving and/or sexual friendship between two people: Their affair did not develop into a lasting relationship. + She's had a series of miserable relationships. + Money problems have put a strain on their relationship.
3 [C, U] ~ (between A and B)
~ (to sth) the way in which two or more things are connected: the relationship between mental and physical health + This comment bore no relationship to the subject of our conversation. + People alter their voices in relationship to background noise. + an inverse relationship
4 [C, U] ~ (between A and B) the way in which a person is related to sb else in a family: a father-son relationship + I'm not sure of the exact relationship between them-I think they're cousins.

Thesaurus dictionary

See relation, 1, 2, above.
1 related, connected, associated, allied, affiliated, interconnected, interrelated, pertinent, relevant, germane, applicable; apropos:
Your comments are not relative to the matter at hand.
2 Sometimes, relative to. comparative, comparable, proportionate, proportional, commensurate; analogous to, contingent on, dependent on, reliant on, conditioned by, subject to, attendant on, correspondent or corresponding to, provisional on, appurtenant to; subordinate to, ancillary to:
Well, as they say, everything is relative. Relative humidity depends on the temperature of the air. The yield is relative to the effort.
3 See relation, 3, above.
more or less, somewhat, comparatively, rather, to some degree or extent:
Business has been relatively quiet lately.

Collocation dictionary

1 between people/groups/countries


friendly, good, happy, harmonious, healthy, strong | broken, difficult, failed, fragile, poor, stormy, strained, troubled, uneasy | close, intense, intimate, special
Britain's special relationship with the US
| enduring, lasting, long-standing, long-term, permanent, serious, stable, steady
He was not married, but he was in a stable relationship.
| brief, casual | family, human, interpersonal, one-to-one, personal | doctor-patient, parent-child, etc. | business, contractual, formal, marital, physical, power, professional, sexual, social, working | caring, love-hate, loving


enjoy, have
They enjoyed a close working relationship. The school has a very good relationship with the community. He had brief relationships with several women.
| begin, build (up), develop, establish, foster
Building strong relationships is essential. They established a relationship of trust.
| cement, improve, strengthen | continue, maintain | handle, manage
He's not very good at handling personal relationships.
| break off
She broke off the relationship when she found out about his gambling.
| destroy
Lack of trust destroys many relationships.


We want to improve the relationship that exists between the university and the town.
| blossom, deepen, develop | flourish | work
I tried everything to make our relationship work.
| continue, last | deteriorate, go wrong, worsen | break down, break up, fail


difficulties, problems | goals


in a/the ~
In normal human relationships there has to be some give and take. At the moment he isn't in a relationship.
| ~ among
The focus is on relationships among European countries.
| ~ between, ~ to
their relationship to each other
| ~ with


the breakdown of a relationship, a network/web of relationships

2 family connection


blood, family, kin, kinship


in a/the ~
Some people think only about themselves, even in family relationships.
| ~ between
‘What's the relationship between you and Tony?’ ‘He's my cousin.’
| ~ to
What relationship are you to Pat?

3 connection between two or more things


There's a close relationship between increased money supply and inflation.
| direct | clear | complex | significant | true | particular | inverse, negative
the inverse relationship between gas consumption and air temperature
| positive | causal, dynamic, reciprocal | linear, spatial | economic, functional, legal | natural, organic | symbolic


bear, have
The fee bears little relationship to the service provided.
| examine, explore, look at, study
His latest book examines the relationship between spatial awareness and mathematical ability.
| discover, find
They discovered a relationship between depression and lack of sunlight.
| demonstrate, show | see, understand | stand in
Women and men stand in a different relationship to language.


in a/the ~
The different varieties of the language are in a dynamic relationship with each other.
| ~ between
I can't see the relationship between the figures and the diagram.
| ~ to
the relationship of a parasite to its host
| ~ with


the nature of the relationship

Concise English dictionary

+a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness)
+a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)
+a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
+(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption