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VERB (2)

1. be relevant to;
- Example: "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
- Example: "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
[syn: refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with]

2. be a part or attribute of;
[syn: pertain, appertain]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pertain \Per*tain"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pertained; p. pr. & vb. n. Pertaining.] [OE. partenen, OF. partenir, fr. L. pertinere to stretch out, reach, pertain; per + tenere to hold, keep. See Per-, and Tenable, and cf. Appertain, Pertinent.] 1. To belong; to have connection with, or dependence on, something, as an appurtenance, attribute, etc.; to appertain; as, saltness pertains to the ocean; flowers pertain to plant life. [1913 Webster] Men hate those who affect that honor by ambition which pertaineth not to them. --Hayward. [1913 Webster] 2. To have relation or reference to something. [1913 Webster] These words pertain unto us at this time as they pertained to them at their time. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pertain v 1: be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments" [syn: refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with] 2: be a part or attribute of [syn: pertain, appertain]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "pertain": affect, appertain, appertain to, apply, apply to, associate, bear, bear on, befit, combine, concern, connect, cover, include, join, pertain to, refer to, regard, relate, relate to, vest