Synonyms for relative

Synonyms for (noun) relative

Synonyms: relative, congenator, congener, congeneric

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

Similar words: organism, being

Definition: a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently


Synonyms: relation, relative

Definition: a person related by blood or marriage

Usage: police are searching for relatives of the deceased; he has distant relations back in New Jersey

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms for (adjective) relative

Synonyms: relative, comparative

Definition: estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete

Usage: a relative stranger

Similar words: relational

Definition: having a relation or being related


Synonyms: proportional, relative

Definition: properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'

Usage: the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime; earnings relative to production

Similar words: proportionate

Definition: being in due proportion

Usage: proportionate representation of a minority group