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Definition of "correlate" []

  • To put or bring into causal, complementary, parallel, or reciprocal relation. (verb-transitive)
  • To establish or demonstrate as having a correlation: correlated drug abuse and crime. (verb-transitive)
  • To be related by a correlation. (verb-intransitive)
  • Related by a correlation, especially having corresponding characteristics. (adjective)
  • Either of two correlate entities; a correlative. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "correlate" in a sentence
  • "That the graphs roughly correlate is indicative of not much of anything."
  • "Dr. Stephen R. Marquardt, attempted to quantify beauty scientifically by developing the Golden Decagon Mask based on the ratio 1: 1.618 - The closervarious facialfeatures such as length of nose, position of eyes and length of chin correlate tokey points on the template, the more aesthetically pleasing the face is."
  • "The team could see from the data which parts of the brain correlate to these movements."