A word which is closest to the meaning of 'relatable'. For example, you watch a movie or read something and you have the strange sense of feeling that it has happened to you too, And you attach a deeper sense of meaning and understanding to it.
You need to clarify which meaning of relate.
- To be able to associate with?
- To be able to give an account of?
I am concluding that you wish to refer to the 1st meaning - being able to associate yourself to an idea, concept or person.
A good word is "identify".
"I can identify with you, with your situation, because I too had been betrayed by a boyfriend before", the young woman consoled her friend.
She identifies herself with the Democratic caucus, even though she was elected as an independent.
Identity = being one with, being in a singularity, the token of your one-ness.
v. i·den·ti·fied, i·den·ti·fy·ing, i·den·ti·fiesv.tr.
- a. To establish or recognize the identity of; ascertain as a certain person or thing: Can you identify what kind of plane that is? I identified the man at the next table as a famous actor.
- b. Biology To determine the taxonomic classification of (an organism).
- c. To ascertain as having a certain characteristic or feature: job candidates who are identified as overqualified; children who have been identified with hearing loss.
To consider as identical or united; equate: The Greek god Ares is identified with the Roman god Mars.
- To associate or affiliate closely with: writers who are identified with modernism.
- To consider oneself as sharing certain characteristics or attitudes as another: She identifies strongly with her grandmother.
- To associate oneself with or admire something, such as a set of ideas: a language learner who identifies with a new culture.
- To self-identify.
[Medieval Latin identificāre, to make to resemble : Late Latin identitās, identity; see identity + Latin -ficāre, -fy.] i·den′ti·fi′a·ble adj. i·den′ti·fi′a·bly adv. i·den′ti·fi′er n.
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