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1Closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered.‘what small companies need is relevant advice’‘the candidate's experience is relevant to the job’
pertinent, applicable, apposite, material, apropos, to the point, to the purpose, germane, admissibleView synonyms
- ‘In some cases, it takes up to two hours for council officials to access the relevant web page.’
- ‘You must therefore plan carefully to make sure you are covering relevant material.’
- ‘We must keep it going long-term and make it relevant to people here and over there.’
- ‘How is the long, varied story of the town on the moors relevant to its modern inhabitants?’
- ‘If not, please call me and explain and then maybe I can contact the relevant people.’
- ‘It has been passed on to the relevant higher authorities who are treating it very seriously.’
- ‘To make it even more relevant, audience members will have the chance to participate.’
- ‘Did the Minister leave relevant matter out of account in deciding to make the Order?’
- ‘This is partly based on grounds of public safety on the advice of the relevant authorities.’
- ‘They in turn would identify the relevant vehicle and stop it at a safe place in order to speak to the driver.’
- ‘Those involved were people who worked closely with her during the relevant period.’
- ‘That is a relevant matter in considering whether or not the children had settled.’
- ‘It must be a matter for the defence to decide on what is relevant to the case it has to meet.’
- ‘This is partly because this matter may go further and there are relevant facts to be found.’
- ‘So I wanted the council to know what had happened to me because I thought it was relevant.’
- ‘The rules, however, are only relevant to the way the safety camera scheme is funded.’
- ‘The next option is to attempt to rebrand himself as a culturally relevant force.’
- ‘If there is a failure to disclose all the relevant matters, amendment will be refused.’
- ‘I wrote to the manager of the relevant trust asking if funds were available for the work.’
- ‘To achieve this it has had to make sure that all relevant facts are carefully considered.’
- 1.1 Appropriate to the current time, period, or circumstances; of contemporary interest.‘critics may find themselves unable to stay relevant in a changing world’‘her films are relevant for feminists today’
- ‘We have to continue to ensure our conference stays relevant to today's teaching issues.’
- ‘One of the aims is to make Shakespeare relevant to a modern day audience.’
- ‘The play is set in the 1970s, but almost 30 years later this story of society's need for scapegoats remains disturbingly relevant.’
- ‘I just like to make records that I believe are conscious or socially relevant.’
- ‘The issues discussed are topical and relevant.’
- ‘Like the novel itself, the film still feels as relevant and potent as ever.’
- ‘The challenge was to make the classic relevant for today.’
- ‘The original Rollerball is even more relevant for today, and a remake examining the dark side of current x-treme sports/reality tv/passive consumer culture would make for great viewing.’
- ‘After breaking into the spotlight over 30 years ago, Neil Young has the distinction of still remaining relevant.’
- ‘This reliance on contemporary artists is an important part of Tate Britain's strategy for staying relevant.’
Early 16th century (as a Scots legal term meaning ‘legally pertinent’): from medieval Latin relevant- ‘raising up’, from Latin relevare.
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