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verb British English pronunciation: pertain /pə(r)ˈteɪn/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypertain
he/she/itpertains
present participlepertaining
past tensepertained
past participlepertained

phrasal verb

pertain to

[transitive] formal
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present tense
I/you/we/theypertain to
he/she/itpertains to
present participlepertaining to
past tensepertained to
past participlepertained to
pertain to something to be directly related to something

They are trying to gather all the facts pertaining to this situation.

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