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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
I appertain
you appertain
he/she/it appertains
we appertain
you appertain
they appertain
Preterite
I appertained
you appertained
he/she/it appertained
we appertained
you appertained
they appertained
Present Continuous
I am appertaining
you are appertaining
he/she/it is appertaining
we are appertaining
you are appertaining
they are appertaining
Present Perfect
I have appertained
you have appertained
he/she/it has appertained
we have appertained
you have appertained
they have appertained
Past Continuous
I was appertaining
you were appertaining
he/she/it was appertaining
we were appertaining
you were appertaining
they were appertaining
Past Perfect
I had appertained
you had appertained
he/she/it had appertained
we had appertained
you had appertained
they had appertained
Future
I will appertain
you will appertain
he/she/it will appertain
we will appertain
you will appertain
they will appertain
Future Perfect
I will have appertained
you will have appertained
he/she/it will have appertained
we will have appertained
you will have appertained
they will have appertained
Future Continuous
I will be appertaining
you will be appertaining
he/she/it will be appertaining
we will be appertaining
you will be appertaining
they will be appertaining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been appertaining
you have been appertaining
he/she/it has been appertaining
we have been appertaining
you have been appertaining
they have been appertaining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been appertaining
you will have been appertaining
he/she/it will have been appertaining
we will have been appertaining
you will have been appertaining
they will have been appertaining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been appertaining
you had been appertaining
he/she/it had been appertaining
we had been appertaining
you had been appertaining
they had been appertaining
Conditional
I would appertain
you would appertain
he/she/it would appertain
we would appertain
you would appertain
they would appertain
Past Conditional
I would have appertained
you would have appertained
he/she/it would have appertained
we would have appertained
you would have appertained
they would have appertained
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
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