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verb pertain pronunciation in British English /pə(r)ˈteɪn/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepertaining
past tensepertained
past participlepertained

phrasal verb

pertain to

Word Forms
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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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