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verb pertain pronunciation in American English /pərˈteɪn/
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 fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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