Pertain

Definition of Pertain

Per`tain´
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Pertained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pertaining.]
Men hate those who affect that honor by ambition which pertaineth not to them.
- Hayward.
2.To have relation or reference to something.
These words pertain unto us at this time as they pertained to them at their time.
- Latimer.

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affect, appertain, appertain to, apply, apply to, associate, bear, bear on, befit, combine, concern, connect, cover, include, join, pertain to, refer to, regard, relate to, vest
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