Definition of correlate in English:



  • 1Have a mutual relationship or connection, in which one thing affects or depends on another.

    ‘the study found that success in the educational system correlates highly with class’
    • ‘Higher external scores on the Rotter scale have been found to correlate with higher depression scores.’
    • ‘It appears that sleep quality has a widespread effect on mood with better sleep quality correlating with less distress, whereas activity exerts potentially more specific effects on fatigue and confusion only.’
    • ‘The problem is that water prices do not correlate with relative water scarcity.’
    • ‘No dose-response effect was found, since duration of exposure did not correlate well with the severity of lesions.’
    • ‘If blood parasites have a detrimental effect on their hosts, heavy parasite infections will correlate with low host reproductive success.’
    • ‘Again, the types of cells affected correlate with the time of overexpression.’
    • ‘Specifically, annual precipitation directly correlates with soil moisture, which affects plant growth and, consequently, the food of woodrats.’
    • ‘Marital conflict is also reported to correlate highly with concomitant depression.’
    • ‘The measure has been found to correlate well with theoretically related variables.’
    • ‘Anxiety and depression did not correlate with type of headache at onset.’
    • ‘Two quantities are considered correlated when they are affected by a common quantity.’
    • ‘Two such properties appear to correlate with the effects of the ions.’
    • ‘The specificity of the PDT effect correlates with the distribution and concentration of the photosensitizer in the tumor.’
    • ‘We used these data to determine how the average protein connectivity correlates with the estimated time of origin.’
    • ‘It is noteworthy that the communication observed in engaged couples does not correlate with their reported relationship satisfaction at the time.’
    • ‘This response does not correlate with the previous experiment, in which the effect was seen only at the 14-17 days time point.’
    • ‘For example, as universal as preferential exclusion may be for stabilizers, it does not always correlate with effects on protein function.’
    • ‘Furthermore, he points out morosely, we probably shouldn't try: introspection correlates positively with depression.’
    • ‘Rodent studies have shown that antidepressants stimulate the growth of new neurons, and that this correlates with their mood-elevating effects.’
    • ‘This will indicate whether effective bond elasticity correlates with the efficiency of synapse formation, as predicted here.’
    correspond, agree, tally, match up, tie in, be consistent, be in agreement, be compatible, be consonant, be congruous, be in tune, be in harmony, harmonize, coordinate, dovetail
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    1. 1.1with object Establish a mutual relationship or connection between.
      ‘we should correlate general trends in public opinion with trends in the content of television news’
      • ‘I wish someone in the media would start correlating all these statistics and using them effectively to counteract all the lies.’
      • ‘The length of time in a mentoring relationship was positively correlated with success.’
      • ‘Kenneth has been very useful as we were getting to grips with content information and correlating information from the medical team.’
      • ‘Such information may turn out to be useful for correlating protein expression levels with diseases or other conditions, such as reactions to drugs.’
      • ‘Members used the forms to report information about issues and correlate it to the appropriate principle of aseptic technique.’
      • ‘Instructor-generated questions are provided to guide the students in interpreting and correlating the information throughout the process.’
      • ‘Concurrent validity would be established by correlating the scores of participants with their scores on each of the other three tests.’
      • ‘His purpose in these and other investigations was to gather and correlate information that would be useful in improving aircraft safety.’
      • ‘It appears that there is an innate ability to correlate the sensory information of a visually perceived expression with the muscle movement involved in imitating the expression.’
      • ‘The inspector will question the availability of patient information and the system for correlating it with test data.’
      • ‘Information from one port simply cannot be correlated with other ports or other shipments.’
      • ‘By correlating these measures with established markers of intelligence, researchers postulate theoretical models underlying these information-processing constructs.’
      • ‘By correlating information it would be possible to identifying anyone who is attempting to prize open the doors of a variety of Internet addresses.’
      • ‘The group's design manipulates the laser beam instead of using a translation stage to shift the sample, which allows the user to scan the sample layer by layer while still correlating the information spatially.’
      • ‘The data from imaging studies should then be correlated with the clinical information.’
      • ‘A business analyst might correlate information on orders with cost of goods sold in order to understand profit contribution.’
      • ‘They then use weather rules, such as the following, to correlate these features and establish prediction patterns.’
      • ‘Someone has to correlate information from a variety of sensors, and figure out what's a false alarm and what's real.’
      • ‘This study builds on the transactions recorded in the journal by correlating them with information gleaned from other sources, such as history books, the U.S. census, and the knowledge of local amateur historians.’
      • ‘They must be reoriented to correlate diverse information flows in a way that focuses on the efficiency with which resources are combined and applied to health outcomes on a daily basis.’
      connect, analogize, associate, relate, compare, bring together, set side by side, show a connection between, show a relationship between, show an association between, show a correspondence between, draw an analogy between
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  • Each of two or more related or complementary things.

    ‘strategies to promote health should pay greater attention to financial hardship and other correlates of poverty’
    • ‘Forty clinical correlates relating to symptoms, signs, and investigations are entered.’
    • ‘The book examines each strength - its meaning, measurement, causes, correlates and consequences - in a separate chapter by a prominent psychologist studying that area.’
    • ‘It is increasingly apparent that these shared mediating variables may provide stronger correlates to desired behavioral outcomes than do the theoretical models as a whole.’
    • ‘The meaningfulness of this distinction awaits validation by external correlates.’
    • ‘Among these is a highly regarded, innovative series of studies on the behavioral correlates and long-term consequences of early and late physical maturing.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, there are similarities between correlates of species richness in bogs and causes of species richness of ants in habitats where ants have been studied more extensively.’
    • ‘Familiarity was a correlate of relatedness, as is true in nature.’
    • ‘Logistic regression was used to determine the association of outcomes with individual correlates and of interaction terms with ethnicity.’
    • ‘Most major problems facing our nation involve psychological causes, correlates or consequences.’
    • ‘Before going on to consider the hormonal correlates of these types of disturbance, it is important to consider a classification of the types of effects.’
    • ‘In recent years, peer relations researchers have moved beyond examination of the correlates and consequences of rejection.’
    • ‘So the gene does have some effect on ability to articulate speech, but has other correlates as well, including significant intelligence deficit.’
    • ‘Still, whatever the case, we have to conclude that the appearance of language and its anatomical correlates was not driven by natural selection, however beneficial these innovations may appear in hindsight to have been.’
    • ‘What are the affective and socialpsychological consequences or correlates of perceiving prejudice and discrimination aimed at oneself and one's group?’
    • ‘Instead, the correlates and outcomes of peer rejection were assessed without controlling for aggression.’
    • ‘Further research is warranted to clarify the role of pulmonary mechanics as correlates of weaning outcomes in patients with and without pulmonary disease.’
    • ‘In time, we were informed, similar bodily correlates would be found for all emotional states.’
    • ‘To summarize, exploration of the complex correlates of one particularly easily measured cost raises more doubts about how to treat the costs of mutualism in a comparative context.’
    • ‘This research strategy allows for much more accurate descriptions of behavioral correlates of neuropsychological tests and their related measures.’
    • ‘Our results suggest that ecological correlates of paternity may be revealed only after testing for interactions in multivariate analyses.’
    consequence, result, upshot, outcome, out-turn, effect, repercussion, reverberations, sequel, product, by-product, spin-off, conclusion, end, end result
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Mid 17th century (as a noun): back-formation from correlation and correlative.