Definition of appertain verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

appertain

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈteɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpərˈteɪn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they appertain
BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈteɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpərˈteɪn//
 
he / she / it appertains
BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈteɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpərˈteɪnz//
 
past simple appertained
BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈteɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpərˈteɪnd//
 
past participle appertained
BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈteɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpərˈteɪnd//
 
-ing form appertaining
BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈteɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpərˈteɪnɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French apertenir, from late Latin appertinere, from ad- ‘to’ + Latin pertinere ‘to pertain’. Phrasal Verbsappertain to somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: appertain

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