intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English apperteinen, from Anglo-French apurtenir, from Late Latin appertinēre, from Latin ad- + pertinēre to belong — more at pertain Date: 14th century to belong or be connected as a rightful part or attribute ; pertain

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  • appertain — ► VERB 1) (appertain to) relate to. 2) be appropriate. ORIGIN Latin appertinere, from pertinere pertain …   English terms dictionary

  • Appertain — Ap per*tain , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Appertained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appertaining}.] [OE. apperteinen, apertenen, OF. apartenir, F. appartenir, fr. L. appertinere; ad + pertinere to reach to, belong. See {Pertain}.] To belong or pertain, whether by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appertain — I verb affect, allude to, apply to, associate, be akin, be applicable, be characteristic of, be concerned with, be congruent, be connected with, be dependent upon, be incident to, be intrinsic, be part of, be pertinent, bear on, belong as a part …   Law dictionary

  • appertain — (v.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. apartenir, O.Fr. apartenir (12c.) be related to; be incumbent upon, from L.L. appertinere to pertain to, from ad to, completely (see AD (Cf. ad )) + pertinere to belong to (see PERTAIN (Cf. pertain)). To belong as… …   Etymology dictionary

  • appertain — to …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • appertain — pertain, belong, relate, *bear, apply …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • appertain — [v] belong, be connected apply, bear, be characteristic of, be part of, be pertinent, be proper, be relevant, have to do with, pertain, refer, relate, touch upon, vest; concept 532 …   New thesaurus

  • appertain — [ap΄ər tān′] vi. [ME apertenen < OFr apertenir < LL appertinere < ad , to + pertinere: see PERTAIN] to belong properly as a function, part, etc.; have to do with; relate; pertain …   English World dictionary

  • appertain — UK [ˌæpə(r)ˈteɪn] / US [ˌæpərˈteɪn] verb Word forms appertain : present tense I/you/we/they appertain he/she/it appertains present participle appertaining past tense appertained past participle appertained Phrasal verbs: appertain to …   English dictionary

  • appertain — v. (formal) (d; intr.) to appertain to * * * [ˌæpə teɪn] (formal) (d; intr.) to appertain to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • appertain — ap|per|tain [ˌæpəˈteın US ər ] v appertain to [appertain to sth] phr v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: apartenir, from Late Latin appertinere, from Latin ad to + pertinere ( PERTAIN)] to belong to or concern something ▪ A monthly forum… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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