appertain


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ap·per·tain

 (ăp′ər-tān′)
intr.v. ap·per·tained, ap·per·tain·ing, ap·per·tains
To belong as a proper function or part; pertain: problems appertaining to social reform.

[Middle English appertenen, from Old French apartenir, from Vulgar Latin *appartenēre, from Late Latin appertinēre : ad-, ad- + pertinēre, to belong; see pertain.]

appertain

(ˌæpəˈteɪn)
vb
(usually foll by: to) to belong (to) as a part, function, right, etc; relate (to) or be connected (with)
[C14: from Old French apertenir to belong, from Late Latin appertinēre, from Latin ad- + pertinēre to pertain]

ap•per•tain

(ˌæp ərˈteɪn)

v.i.
to belong as a rightful attribute or part; pertain: privileges that appertain to royalty.
[1350–1400; Middle English a(p)perte(y)nen < Old French apertenir < Late Latin appertinēre. See ap-1, pertain]

appertain


Past participle: appertained
Gerund: appertaining

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am appertaining
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he/she/it is appertaining
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Present Perfect
I have appertained
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Past Continuous
I was appertaining
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Past Perfect
I had appertained
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Future
I will appertain
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Future Perfect
I will have appertained
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Future Continuous
I will be appertaining
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he/she/it will be appertaining
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been appertaining
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he/she/it has been appertaining
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been appertaining
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he/she/it will have been appertaining
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been appertaining
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we had been appertaining
you had been appertaining
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Conditional
I would appertain
you would appertain
he/she/it would appertain
we would appertain
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Past Conditional
I would have appertained
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.appertain - be a part or attribute of
belong to, belong - be a part or adjunct; "the uniform looks like it belonged to a museum collection"; "These pages don't belong"

appertain

verb
appertain to something relate to, refer to, be part of, belong to, apply to, have to do with, be connected to, pertain to, be relevant to, be characteristic of, touch upon, bear upon, be pertinent to, inhere in, be proper to The book covers everything appertaining to the cinema.

appertain

verb
To be pertinent:
Idioms: have a bearing on, have to do with.
Translations

appertain

[ˌæpəˈteɪn] VI to appertain torelacionarse con, tener que ver con

appertain

vi (form) (= belong)gehören (to zu), eignen (+dat) (geh); (= relate)betreffen (to sb/sth jdn/etw); this does not appertain to the argumentdas gehört nicht zur Sache

appertain

[ˌæpəˈteɪn] vi (frm) to appertain toessere pertinente a
References in classic literature ?
We will now proceed to make some general reflections upon the governments next in order, and also to consider each of them in particular; beginning with those principles which appertain to each: now there are three things in all states which a careful legislator ought well to consider, which are of great consequence to all, and which properly attended to the state must necessarily be happy; and according to the variation of which the one will differ from the other.
If the circumstances of our country are such as to demand a compound instead of a simple, a confederate instead of a sole, government, the essential point which will remain to be adjusted will be to discriminate the OBJECTS, as far as it can be done, which shall appertain to the different provinces or departments of power; allowing to each the most ample authority for fulfilling the objects committed to its charge.
And if ye appertain to me, still it is not as my right arm.
Will it not be advisable, before we proceed on this subject, to arrange with rather more precision the degree of importance which is to appertain to this request, as well as the degree of intimacy subsisting between the parties?
Practiced in all that portion of human knowledge which appertains to a salesman, he let the sweet girls select two or three dozen handkerchiefs of great beauty, but totally without ornament, and even pay for them, before he said a word on the subject of the claims of his reserved corps.
Man thus absorbed, though he does not yet belong to God, already appertains no longer to the earth.