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English verb: pertain

1. pertain (stative) be relevant to


SamplesThere were lots of questions referring to her talk.
My remark pertained to your earlier comments.


Synonymsbear on, come to, concern, have-to doe with, refer, relate, touch, touch on


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)affect, apply, center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, go for, hold, interest, involve, matter to, regard, revolve about, revolve around


Verb groupadvert, allude, touch

2. pertain (stative) be a part or attribute of


Synonymsappertain


Pattern of useSomething ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)belong, belong to









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