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English definition of “pertain to sth”

pertain to sth

formal
verb uk phrasal verb with pertain   /pɜːˈteɪn/ us    /pɝː-/
to be connected with a particular subject, event, or situation: We are only interested in the parts of the proposals that pertain to local issues.
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