HyperDic: pertain

English > 2 senses of the word pertain:
VERBstativepertain, refer, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have to do withbe relevant to
stativepertain, appertainbe a part or attribute of
pertain > pronunciation
Soundspertey'n
Rhymesabstain ... windowpane: 127 rhymes with eyn...
English > pertain: 2 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe relevant to.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
Synonymsrefer, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have to do with
Narrowerapply, hold, go forBe pertinent or relevant or applicable
focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, centerCenter upon
involve, affect, regardConnect closely and often incriminatingly
matter to, interestBe of importance or consequence
Similar toallude, touch, advertmake a more or less disguised reference to
Spanishatañer, concernir, incumbir, palpar, referirse, referir, relatar, respectar, tocar, tratarse
Catalanconcernir, incumbir, palpar, pertocar, referir-se, referir, relatar, tocar, tractar-se
Adjectivespertinentbeing of striking appropriateness and pertinence
Nounspertinence, pertinencyrelevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand
English > pertain: 2 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe a part or attribute of.
PatternSomething ----s to somebody
Synonymappertain
Broaderbelong to, belongBe a part or adjunct
Spanishpertenecer
Catalanestar relacionat amb, pertànyer a
Adjectivespertinenthaving precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand

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