Synonyms of relation in English:


See US English definition of relation

See UK English definition of relation

See Spanish definition of pariente


1‘he understood the relation between religion and life’

connection, relationship, association, link, correlation, correspondence, parallel, tie-in, tie-up, alliance, bond, interrelation, interconnection
interdependence of

2‘such information had no relation to national security’

relevance, applicability, application, reference, pertinence, bearing on, regard

3‘are you a relation of his?’

relative, member of someone's family, member of the family, one's flesh and blood, one's own flesh and blood, next of kin
family, kin, kith and kin, kindred
formal kinsman, kinswoman

4relations‘he sought to improve relations with India’

dealings, associations, communication, relationship, connections, contact, interaction, intercourse

5relations‘all thought of sexual relations was abhorrent to her’

sex, sexual intercourse, intercourse, lovemaking, making love, sex act, anal penetration, sexual penetration, vaginal penetration
informal nookie
British informal bonking, rumpy pumpy, a bit of the other, how's your father
South African informal pata-pata
vulgar slang screwing, fucking
British vulgar slang shagging
formal coitus, coition, copulation
archaic fornication, carnal knowledge, congress, commerce