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correlate

1 verb
     
cor‧rel‧ate1 [intransitive and transitive]
if two or more facts, ideas etc correlate or if you correlate them, they are closely connected to each other or one causes the other
correlate with
Poverty and poor housing correlate with a shorter life expectancy.
correlate strongly/significantly/closely
Lack of prenatal care correlates strongly with premature birth.

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