belong - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
verb [intransitive] 

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/bɪˈlɒŋ/
present tense
I/you/we/theybelong
he/she/itbelongs
present participlebelonging
past tensebelonged
past participlebelonged
  1. 1
    to be in the right place

    When you’ve finished, put the cassettes back where they belong.

    That lamp belongs on the desk.

    These workers belong in a different category.

  2. 2
    to feel happy and comfortable in a particular place or with a particular group of people

    I don’t feel that I belong here.

    sense/feeling of belonging:

    After three years here, I feel a strong sense of belonging.

phrasal verbs