Meaning of RELATIONSHIP in English

RELATIONSHIP

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a direct relationship

We think having a direct relationship with customers is very important.

a personal relationship

It’s important to establish a good personal relationship with the voters.

an uneasy alliance/relationship

The government is based on an uneasy alliance between Christian Democrats and Socialists.

causal relationship/link/factor etc

a causal relationship between unemployment and crime

cement a relationship/alliance

They want to cement a good working relationship between the government and trade unions.

forge a relationship/alliance/link etc (with sb)

In 1776 the United States forged an alliance with France.

The two women had forged a close bond.

Back in the 1980s, they were attempting to forge a new kind of rock music.

good/close/effective etc working relationship

We have a close working relationship with other voluntary groups.

human relationships

Trust is an essential ingredient in all human relationships.

love-hate relationship

her love-hate relationship with professional golf

loveless marriage/childhood/relationship etc

reciprocal relationship

He spoke of the necessity for a reciprocal relationship that would be useful for all sides.

strengthen a relationship

Having counselling is a very positive step which could strengthen your relationship.

troubled marriage/relationship

trusting relationship

a loving and trusting relationship

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

causal

Nevertheless, in this two-way causal relationship , poverty is primarily a cause of illness and only secondarily its effect.

The Synagogue and communal agencies, as has already been pointed out, should have a direct causal relationship .

But the existence of a causal relationship is still debated.

Clearly, then, a causal relationship would be plausible.

The aspiration towards some sort of rational understanding of the causal relationship is probably the best we can achieve.

Indeed, the two have a causal relationship .

The first casts older people as being almost inevitably poor and this draws a causal relationship between income and later life.

A word such as because makes an outright claim of a causal relationship between one idea and another.

close

There was a close relationship between the two.

Scott also began to form a few close relationships with other kids at school.

It certainly illustrates the point that there is a close relationship between mind and body.

These rudiments of space and close personal relationships grow out of the tasks set forth in the classroom.

Because of the close relationship between anxiety and pain they will be considered together in the remainder of this chapter.

As such he or she establishes a close working relationship with the chief executive officer.

Reporting that George Kennan was the architect of the plan for a closer relationship , they implied that Bohlen had opposed it.

direct

Blufton seemed trustworthy enough and had no direct relationship with Nicola.

There is a positive or direct relationship between a change in demand and the resulting changes in equilibrium price and quantity.

Compact is a separate initiative which has no direct relationship with any Examination Board.

The Synagogue and communal agencies, as has already been pointed out, should have a direct causal relationship .

Thus a direct relationship can be established between bidirectional reflectance and biomass for the grasses.

It is a tradition in which each devotee must have a direct relationship with a Sufi sheikh.

It is always difficult to establish any direct relationship between campaign contributions and specific legislation.

good

Its size allows for good communication and good relationships .

Work-inhibited children who enjoy good relationships with their parents are likely to find their own way.

The assessment panels have contributed to a better working relationship between guidance staff and other members of staff.

They want us to have it too, so we can continue our good relationship .

There were good relationships between pupils and teachers in virtually all departments and a positive ethos in most.

These girls are totally determined never to get fooled by a man and to have a good , decent relationship .

It would not have been easy to build a good relationship in those circumstances.

Al Gore, the vice-president, seems to have a good working relationship with the president.

human

It was one of Baldwin's rare failures in human relationships .

He fails in human relationships , just as marriages fail.

To understand the workings of an organisation we need to impose the structure of human relationships on top of the formal structure.

Brookner probes with scrupulous attention, keen irony and a profound appreciation of the endless ambivalences that beset human relationships .

In such ways the devil wheedles his way into human relationships with highly damaging effects.

It is rich with human relationships , regrets, fantasies and dreams.

It considers the part that language plays in everyday life, in communicating information and in cementing human and social relationships .

Therefore a leader must be concerned about tasks and human relationships .

new

Other foster children with happy memories did the same, though distance and new relationships combined to make contact sporadic.

One solution is to reach beyond the boundaries of the school by creating a new relationship between schools and employers.

The theory is then not merely speculation, but is a composition of interrelated facts from which new relationships may be deduced.

She was devastated by the breakup of her marriage and had no interest in seeking the solace of a new relationship .

All new family relationships are delicate and need loving and thoughtful handling.

Those new relationships define how much potential exists, which then leads to a new or revised set of options to consider.

Here again perspectives changed with the passage of time and the new international relationships that occurred.

Even so, the new relationship between government and the unions was unlikely to last, at least on the present basis.

personal

Woman are more likely to be frank about the primacy of personal relationships .

The rehabilitation staff, on the other hand, sought a more personal relationship with patients.

At these times the strength of personal relationships and conviction will be tested.

Weld, who developed a strong personal and professional relationship with Bulger, predicted that he would work equally well with Birmingham.

Counselling is professional work, not merely a personal relationship .

Such cells are almost certainly ad hoc and built upon personal relationships , sharing only a loose association with more formal organizations.

Celebration Remembering, and using people's names when talking to them pays dividends in personal relationships .

Unavoidably, my personal relationships changed.

social

It considers the part that language plays in everyday life, in communicating information and in cementing human and social relationships .

Being passive, she can never crete the paternal law that orders social relationships .

Nor does the setting up of separate households necessarily imply a weakening of social and caring relationships .

If wielding phallic power involves defining social relationships , then it is time women wielded more of that power themselves.

Satisfactory social relationships with adults thus have a heightened importance.

But even so, in almost all kinds of social relationship , there is some degree of power flow.

However, a much stronger negative association was found between neurotic symptoms and the perceived adequacy of social relationships .

It was for them that the vision of a transformation in political, social and economic relationships held greatest appeal.

special

The New Moon in your opposite sign of Sagittarius highlights a special relationship and a piece of news.

Nicholson appeared to accept that it was possible, but no special relationship was formed between them.

A special relationship goes back to normal So, John Major left Washington in triumph?

The two countries had enjoyed a special relationship since the Methuen Treaty of 1703.

You build a bond up with them, so that they see you as a friend with whom they have this special relationship .

I still see his mum and we have a special relationship because of our bond with Peter.

This episode demonstrated just how meaningless the special relationship could be.

It is wise for the historian to be suspicious if claims for a special relationship are superimposed upon such alleged correlations.

strong

They demonstrated the school's strong relationship with its environment.

Even Berry Brazelton needed that in order to form strong relationships with his own children.

There is not a strong relationship between the size of volunteering and the size of participation in a sport.

For example, organizational buyers commonly have strong vertical vendor relationships based on prior purchases of previous versions of a particular product.

Comparison with Table 5.4 shows a strong relationship with patterns of issuance by nationality.

He instructed his officers to build strong relationships with churches, businesses, PTAs, and other community organizations.

There is a strong relationship between syntactic category and coverage.

Positive writing is an important way to create a strong relationship with your readers and deliver bad news as effectively as possible.

working

It is these processes which provide the principles for staff management and enhance the quality of working relationships within the organisation.

And yet the effective auditor needs to understand management and to have a close working relationship with the managers.

Although the personal attitudes of the protagonists are unknown, it is clear that their working relationship was one of cooperation.

Are working relationships defined and public?

Once the bank is up and running, children learn how to deal with people and develop working relationships with each other.

Al Gore, the vice-president, seems to have a good working relationship with the president.

We found the key to good working relationships among the adults was to be found in the notion of school cultures.

Unfortunately, we didn't have a very happy working relationship .

■ VERB

bear

This chapter has reviewed a wide range of research which may bear on relationships between subjective risk and memory for driving situations.

Why is life so unfair-whether you live or die bears no relationship to what kind of person you are.

The available statistical evidence bears out this crude relationship between years of education and earnings.

The symbols used in a language are arbitrary and bear no relationship to what they represent.

Availability of resources and their actual use seem frequently to bear little relationship to each other.

Expiatory punishment is arbitrary in character because it does not bear any relationship to the offense.

They too complain of pain whose severity bears little or no relationship to the tissue destruction.

build

Loyal workers build long-term relationships with their customers.

She simply let her skills at building positive relationships with others speak for her.

A telephone conversation allows the opportunity to build up a personal relationship .

The challenge comes in building and maintaining these relationships to the benefit of all concerned.

It would not have been easy to build a good relationship in those circumstances.

He instructed his officers to build strong relationships with churches, businesses, PTAs, and other community organizations.

In this chapter I have outlined some helpful techniques to help build relationships .

These were the people with whom the new managers had to build effective relationships .

develop

Once the bank is up and running, children learn how to deal with people and develop working relationships with each other.

The outcome of the crisis will powerfully affect the developing parent-child relationship .

Start by spending time on developing a relationship of mutual professional regard.

At the other end of the spectrum, young lawyers joining prestigious firms often have little opportunity to develop close client relationships .

A few wish the father to develop a relationship with the baby.

The group had developed different relationships with different levels of supervision.

This could take place only if the two developed a good working relationship .

So we have to get there first and develop relationships directly with authors.

establish

Wrangham found that by following chimpanzees daily, he could establish the ranging relationships of the animals.

He even blamed them for his inability to make friends or establish ongoing relationships .

Would the brain and the recipient body establish a harmonious relationship ?

They also need tact, good judgment, and the ability to establish effective personal relationships to oversee staff.

At Midland, we pride ourselves on establishing long term relationships with our customers.

Your goal is to establish a calm relationship on his terms.

The next task is to establish the relationships between all the layers on the site.

It is always difficult to establish any direct relationship between campaign contributions and specific legislation.

form

The others lack the faculties to stay in sport and so lose the option to form a stable relationship with the coach.

Scott also began to form a few close relationships with other kids at school.

Several in both groups were lesbian, some because they had formed such relationships in approved school or Borstal.

Even Berry Brazelton needed that in order to form strong relationships with his own children.

He seemed incapable of forming any relationships .

Although widely traveled in the company, he seemed to have formed few relationships with either his subordinates or superiors.

At the end of the second year in the sixth form , Gedge formed his first proper relationship with a girl.

The student had formed a relationship with the rabbits she could reach and accompanied their feeding with petting and talking to them.

maintain

If so, the purr helps to establish and maintain a close relationship .

The subordinates acknowledged that some conflicts would inevitably arise, no matter how well the manager maintained the web of relationships .

Since then, they had maintained their relationship - a kind of teasing familiarity - but he had never proposed marriage again.

But you also have to grow up and find a way of developing and maintaining good relationships .

It would work through the current pooling arrangements and would maintain basically unaltered existing relationships between the institutions and their local authorities.

Therefore, the better you become at maintaining relationships the fewer conflicts you will be forced to deal with. 2.

Colleagues of Gilbey have always maintained that his relationship with the princess is strictly platonic.

This chapter outlines practical techniques that will help you to build and maintain quality relationships effectively.

show

Across occupations, pension ages vary arbitrarily and do not show any systematic relationship to individual skills or preferences.

The presence of Bronze Age tumuli and neolithic trackways shows that the relationship between people and this landscape is incredibly ancient.

She must also show the relationships of such a scale to the claims for detachment made within particular cultural conventions.

Chap. 7, which is necessarily brief, shows the relationships between the mechanical and other properties of polymers.

These were expressed in schematic diagrams showing the relationship between building development and open land.

Thirdly, a crucial aim of the text is to show how the relationship between cultural and economic processes influences social development.

The Carboniferous mineralisation shows no such relationship .

A thesaurus offers terms for individual concepts and shows the relationships between those terms.

work

The trust says it has good working relationships with staff.

Did enough existing people in key jobs learn enough new skills, behaviors, and working relationships to make performance sustainable?

They argue that it is in the interests of both powers to sustain a good working relationship .

The extensive and cozy working relationships between the other government agencies and the various business sectors. 4.

He and the tempestuous Chapman had an incredibly attuned working relationship which began m 1960.

This is the reason why many experienced workers choose to keep their personal and working relationships separate.

Restoring a damaged relationship with a superior Your most important working relationship is with your immediate superior.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

same-sex couple/relationship etc

steady relationship

But what of courses which do not have such a steady relationship?

Half are married or in steady relationships.

The highest earners have the most confidence in themselves, while those currently without a steady relationship are relatively lacking in confidence.

strike up a friendship/relationship/conversation etc

At that time Worsley, who is married to Moody, had also struck up a friendship with Nance.

Besides, Anna had struck up a conversation with a young girl who'd been swimming in the pool.

Demonstrators will attempt to surround the police, strike up conversations and present them with letters.

Eleanor wrote back wittily and they struck up a friendship.

He struck up a conversation, first asking his name.

He and Matthew struck up a friendship - they had something in common; their attitude to life.

Others prefer to strike up a conversation with table mates.

Peggy and James strike up a friendship.

working relationship

And yet the effective auditor needs to understand management and to have a close working relationship with the managers.

Are working relationships defined and public?

It is these processes which provide the principles for staff management and enhance the quality of working relationships within the organisation.

Many observers expect Hutchison to endorse Dole because of her working relationship with the Senate majority leader.

Relationship building with fellow-workers Your most important working relationship is with your immediate superior.

The assessment panels have contributed to a better working relationship between guidance staff and other members of staff.

This strategic transition required many people throughout the company to change specific skills, behaviors, and working relationships.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Relationships between people of different cultures are often extremely difficult.

After her marriage broke up, she had a series of disastrous relationships.

Even at 35, Bobby seemed unable to commit to a romantic relationship .

His relationship with Amy wasn't going to last forever.

His relationship with his parents had never been very good.

I don't want to start a relationship with her, because I'm going back to South Africa.

Interest rates and government spending are connected, but the relationship is quite a complex one.

Professional relationships should not be affected by personal feelings.

Several of the psychiatrists admitted to having sexual relationships with patients.

She was worried that the company wouldn't see any relationship between her work experience and the job she was applying for.

Successful companies know the importance of establishing good relationships with their customers.

There has been a fundamental shift in the relationship between the U.S. and Russia.

These accusations against me have no relationship to the truth.

They'd known each other for years and had a very close relationship .

Why are all the interesting men I meet already in relationships?

Women are usually more interested in discussing relationships than men.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He dumped his beautician wife Jewel for her three years ago - but his relationship with Tessa has now ended.

It is difficult to make progress in your career if you leave a trail of damaged relationships behind you.

No such certainty blessed our relationship with Dad.

The relationship between public investment and private development is important in considering how a canal would be financed.

The courts will not, in general, specifically enforce an ordinary master-servant relationship .

This, it is said, is the key factor governing the doctor-patient relationship .

What relationship exists between the painting and the vision of reality that the artist has before his eyes?

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