Relevant vs Retrieved – What’s the difference?

Relevant vs Retrieved - What's the difference?
As an adjective relevant is directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.

As a verb retrieved is (retrieve).



(en adjective )

  • Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.
  • His mother provided some relevant background information concerning his medical condition.
  • Not out of date; current.
  • * {{quote-news, year=1973, date=December 20, title=Hansen says Christmas time for thanks, hope, work=The Aberdeen Times citation
  • , passage=The message of Christmas is still relevant as we near the end of a troubled year and the beginning of an uncertain but challenging new year.}}

  • * {{quote-book, year=2008, author=Scott Cooper, Fritz Grutzner, Birk Cooper, title=Tips and Traps for Marketing Your Business, publisher=McGraw-Hill, isbn=978-0071494892 citation
  • , passage=Motorola was quickly losing the cell-phone battle to Nokia for a time. When they launched the RAZR phone and combined it with their “Hello Moto” campaign, it made the brand relevant again.}}


    * applicable
    * germane
    * in point (legal)
    * pertinent
    * salient
    * significant



    Derived terms

    * safety-relevant







  • (retrieve)

  • retrieve




  • To regain or get back something.
  • to retrieve”’ one’s character or independence; to ”’retrieve a thrown ball
  • * Dryden
  • With late repentance now they would retrieve / The bodies they forsook, and wish to live.
  • To rescue (a) creature(s)
  • To salvage something
  • To remedy or rectify something.
  • To remember or recall something.
  • To fetch or carry back something.
  • * Berkeley
  • to retrieve them from their cold, trivial conceits
  • To fetch and bring in game.
  • The cook doesn’t care what’s shot, only what’s actually retrieved .
  • To fetch and bring in game systematically.
  • Dog breeds called ‘retrievers’ were selected for retrieving .
  • To fetch or carry back systematically, notably as a game.
  • Most dogs love retrieving , regardless of what object is thrown.
  • (sports) To make a difficult but successful return of the ball.
  • (obsolete) To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair (a loss or damage).
  • * Prior
  • Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall.
  • * Burke
  • There is much to be done and much to be retrieved .

    Derived terms

    * retriever


    (en noun )

  • A retrieval
  • (sports) The return of a difficult ball
  • (obsolete) A seeking again; a discovery.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • (obsolete) The recovery of game once sprung.
  • (Nares)