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pertain

per·tain

pertain

 
 
pronunciation:
pr teIn
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pertained, pertaining, pertains
definition 1: to relate or refer to something.
My question pertains to the speaker's first point.
synonyms:
refer, relate
similar words:
agree, apply, connect
definition 2: to be a part of or an adjunct or accessory to something.
The duties that pertain to the office are not burdensome.
synonyms:
appertain, relate
similar words:
belong to, go
definition 3: to be appropriate to something; be pertinent.
similar words:
agree, appertain, belong, correspond, fit, go, relate
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