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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
relation /ri'leiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự kể lại, sự thuật lại; chuyện kể lại
    • sự liên lạc, mối quan hệ, mối tương quan, mối liên hệ
      • the relations of production: quan hệ sản xuất
      • the relation between knowledge and practice: mối quan hệ trí thức và thực hành
    • (số nhiều) sự giao thiệp
      • to have business relations somebody: có giao thiệp buôn bán với ai
      • to enter into relations with someone: giao thiệp với ai
    • người bà con, họ hàng, thân thuộc
      • he is a relation to me: anh ta là người bà con của tôi
      • relation by (on) the father's side: người bà con bên nội
    • (pháp lý) sự đưa đơn lên chưởng lý
Concise Dictionary
relationsrɪ'leɪʃn
noun
+an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
+the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
+a person related by blood or marriage
+an act of narration
+(law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time
+(usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups

Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
1 relationship, connection, affiliation, association, bearing, link, tie, tie-in, reference, pertinence, interconnection, interdependence, correspondence, kinship:
The relation between time and money is rarely disputed these days.
2 kinship, relationship:
Just what is your relation to this lady?
3 relative, kinsman or kinswoman, blood relative, in-law, family member:
Is she a relation of yours?
4 narration, narrative, telling, recounting, description, report, recital, recitation, delineation, portrayal, story, recapitulation:
She amused them all with her relation of what had happened to her that night
5 in relation to. concerning, about, regarding, respecting, pertaining to, with regard to, with respect to, referring to, with reference to, on or in the matter or subject of, apropos, re, Archaic or Scots anent, Dialect anenst:
I should like to talk to you in relation to the matter of company expenses
6 relations.
(a) sexual intercourse, coitus, sex, criminal conversation; carnal knowledge:
It is well known that he had relations with his secretary.
(b) dealings, intercourse, link(s), association(s), liaison, relationship, Colloq doings, truck:
We have no relations with that company.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 (relations) [pl.] ~ (between A and B)
~ (with sb/sth) the way in which two people, groups or countries behave towards each other or deal with each other: diplomatic / international / foreign relations + US-Chinese relations + Relations with neighbouring countries are under strain at present. + We seek to improve relations between our two countries. + teacher-pupil relations + (formal) to have sexual relations (= to have sex)
See also - INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, RACE RELATIONS
2 [U, C] ~ (between A and B)
~ (to sth) the way in which two or more things are connected: the relation between rainfall and crop yields + the relation of the farmer to the land + The fee they are offering bears no relation to the amount of work involved. + (formal) I have some comments to make in relation to (= concerning) this matter. + Its brain is small in relation to (= compared with) its body. + Little of what he said has any relation to fact.
3 [C] a person who is in the same family as sb else
Synonym: RELATIVE
a close / near / distant relation of mine + a relation by marriage + a party for friends and relations + He's called Brady too, but we're no relation (= not related). + Is he any relation to you?
See also - BLOOD RELATION, POOR RELATION
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 connection between two or more things

ADJ.

causal | direct
The energy an animal uses is in direct relation to speed and body mass.
| close
The study shows the close relation between poverty and ill health.
| significant

VERB + RELATION

bear, have
The film bore no relation to (= was very different from)the book. The fee bears little relation to the service provided.
| show

PREP.

in ~ to
Similar policies were pursued in the 1970s, particularly in relation to health services.
| ~ between, ~ to
the relation of the subject to the object

2 member of sb's family

ADJ.

close, near | distant | blood | poor
(often figurative) Other sparkling wines are often considered the poor relations of champagne.

VERB + RELATION

visit

PREP.

~ to
What relation is Rita to you?

PHRASES

friends and relations 3 relations
between people/groups/countries

ADJ.

close, cordial, friendly, good, harmonious | improved | difficult, poor, strained | class, diplomatic, economic, foreign, gender, human, industrial, international, labour, personal, political, power, public, race, sexual, social, trade
The change of government led to improved industrial relations. a public relations exercise
| Anglo-American, East-West, etc.

VERB + RELATION

cultivate, develop, establish, foster
the need to establish good relations with our European partners
| break off, damage, sever, suspend
Diplomatic relations have been broken off between the two countries.
| improve, strengthen
Renewed efforts are being made to improve the strained relations between the two countries.
| restore, resume | regulate
the mechanisms that regulate the relations between labour and capital

RELATION + VERB

improve
Relations between the two states have improved.
| deteriorate, sour, worsen

PREP.

~ among, ~ between, ~ with

PHRASES

an improvement in relations



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