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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


Pattern of useSomething ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)belong, belong to

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