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Definition of "pertain" []

  • To have reference; relate: evidence that pertains to the accident. (verb-intransitive)
  • To belong as an adjunct, part, holding, or quality. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be fitting or suitable. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pertain" in a sentence
  • "The American Academy of Family Physicians, which has more than 100,000 members, also expressed concerns about how the deal's terms pertain to Medicare."
  • "But to clarify, Cardinas said only four of the eight models named in the recall pertain to Guam: the 2009-2010 Matrix, the 2007-2010 Tundra, the 2008-2010 Sequoia and the 2005-2010"
  • "PACER, the four calls pertain to paragraph 68 (e) of the criminal complaint and are conversations of Blagojevich and other interceptees."