Synonyms of relative


1. relative, relation, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

2. relative, congener, congenator, congeneric, organism, being

usage: an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)


1. relative (vs. absolute), comparative, relational

usage: estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete; "a relative stranger"

2. proportional, relative, proportionate (vs. disproportionate)

usage: properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'; "the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime"; "earnings relative to production"

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Definition and meaning of relative (Dictionary)