1) to establish; have, maintain; normalize; renew relations

2) to cement, improve, promote, strengthen relations

3) to break off, sever; strain relations (to break off diplomatic relations with a country)

4) close, intimate; friendly; strained, troubled relations

5) business, commercial, economic, trade; diplomatic; extramarital; foreign; international; labor; marital; premarital; public; race; sexual relations (to have sexual relations with smb.)

6) relations among, between; with

7) (misc.) friends and relations ('friends and relatives')

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renew relations
strengthen relations
troubled relations
strain relations (to break off diplomatic relations with a country)
sexual relations (to have sexual relations with smb.)
to break off
to cement
to establish
relations among
(misc.) friends and relations ('friends and relatives')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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