appertain

  • 1 appertain — to …

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

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 appertain to — index concern (involve), connect (relate), relate (establish a connection) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 appertain — pertain, belong, relate, *bear, apply …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 appertain to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms appertain to : present tense I/you/we/they appertain to he/she/it appertains to present participle appertaining to past tense appertained to past participle appertained to very formal appertain to something to …

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  • 12 appertain to — PERTAIN TO, be pertinent to, apply to, relate to, concern, be concerned with, have to do with, be relevant to, have reference to, have a bearing on, bear on; archaic regard. → appertain * * * apper ˈtain to [transitive] [present tense… …

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

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  • 14 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… …

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  • 15 appertain — /ap euhr tayn /, v.i. to belong as a part, right, possession, attribute, etc.; pertain or relate (usually fol. by to): privileges that appertain to members of the royal family. [1350 1400; ME a(p)perte(y)nen < OF apertenir. See AP 1, PERTAIN] * * …

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  • 16 appertain — ap|per|tain [ ,æpər teın ] verb apper tain to phrasal verb transitive VERY FORMAL appertain to something to belong to or be about something: regulations appertaining to the army …

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  • 17 appertain to — relate to. → appertain …

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  • 18 appertain — [ˌapə teɪn] verb 1》 (appertain to) relate to. 2》 be appropriate. Origin ME: from OFr. apertenir, from late L. appertinere, from ad to + L. pertinere to pertain …

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  • 19 appertain — verb formal appertain to sth phrasal verb (transitive not in passive) to belong to or concern something …

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  • 20 appertain to — how do these articles appertain to the topic of our discussion? Syn: pertain to, be pertinent to, apply to, relate to, concern, be concerned with, have to do with, be relevant to, have reference to, have a bearing on, bear on; regard …

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