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relationship

(Family tie), noun affinity, blood relation, blood ties, consanguinity, extraction, family connection, kindredship, kinship, lineage, propinquitas, relation
Associated concepts: blood relationship, intestate succession, paternity proceeding
Foreign phrases: Affinis mei affinis non est mihi affinis.One who is a relative of my relative by marriage is not my relative.

relationship

(Connection), noun alignment, analogy, appositeness, association, bearing, bond, coaction, coalition, cognatio, cognation, combination
See also: affiliation, affinity, association, bloodline, chain, connection, contact, filiation, kinship, nexus, privity, propinquity, proportion, rapport, relation, relevance
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When Israel is ready to change its aggressive actions and start new policies and actions towards the Palestinian people, I feel that we can all build normal relationships with Israel and its people.
As of January 1st, and in keeping with our Strategic Framework Agreement with Iraq, it will be a normal relationship between sovereign nations, an equal partnership based on mutual interests and mutual respect," Obama remarked.
President Raul Castro has expressed on several occasions the willingness of Cuba to engage in dialogue and accept "the challenge of maintaining a normal relationship with the United States".
Robin Denny, defending, said that it was unusual for a defendant to admit his guilt after a trial, and that there had been no cause for concern about Pattison for the last 10 years during which he had a normal relationship with a partner.
Similarly, when you leave hospital, the doctor discharging you will (eventually) send a letter to your GP to say what has happened, so that you can resume your normal relationship with your GP.
Peter Davies, prosecuting, said: "The relationship between coach and student transcended the bounds of a normal relationship.
I just want to be able to look at food and have a normal relationship with it.
Trust status would give the schools new freedoms to run their own affairs away from the normal relationship with council education authorities.
It is difficult for them because they love their mum and dad and they wonder why they don't love each other and it skews their view of what is a normal relationship.
Heather and Sir Paul, married for four years, confirmed earlier this month they had agreed to split after finding it increasingly difficult to maintain a normal relationship in the glare of the public eye.
In a joint statement, the couple said they had agreed to split "with sadness" after finding it "increasingly difficult" to maintain a normal relationship in the glare of the public eye.
Their joint statement was quick to point towards the "constant intrusion" into their private lives for making it "increasingly difficult" to keep a normal relationship going.