- The definition of correlate refers to things that go together or relate to each other in some way.
An example of things that would correlate are poverty and homelessness.
correlate definition by Webster's New World
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either of two interrelated things, esp. if one implies the other
Origin: back-formation ; from correlation
closely and naturally related
to bring (a thing) into mutual relation (with another thing); calculate or show the reciprocal relation between; specif., to bring (one of two related or interdependent quantities, sets of statistics, etc.) into contrast (with the other)
correlate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb cor·re·lat·ed, cor·re·lat·ing, cor·re·lates verb, transitive
- To put or bring into causal, complementary, parallel, or reciprocal relation.
- To establish or demonstrate as having a correlation: correlated drug abuse and crime.
To be related by a correlation.adjective
Related by a correlation, especially having corresponding characteristics.noun
Either of two correlate entities; a correlative.
Origin: Back-formation from correlation.
- corˌre·latˈa·ble adjective
- corˈre·laˌtor noun