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pertain to (someone or something)

To relate to, be relevant to, or have a connection with someone or something. These meetings never pertain to me, but the boss wants me to be there anyway. It was a bizarre scene that didn't seem to pertain to the rest of the film as a whole.
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pertain to someone or something

to relate to someone or something; to have something to do with someone or something. I don't think that anything discussed in this meeting pertained to me. It really doesn't pertain to the matter at hand.
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pertain to

To be relevant to or concerned with something: In chemistry the word "basic" pertains to substances with a pH factor greater than 7.
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Given the fact that the structural division of science pertains generally to epistemological issues, it is most appropriate to relate this division to the dimension of religion of Islam dealing with knowledge.
This pertains to the adequacy and acceptability of the site for the intended use.
This pertains to storm and water management, wastewater collection and treatment, air quality and other permits.
This pertains to providing potable water to the development by Tunica County Utility District.
Any statements made in this press release which are not historical facts contain certain "forward-looking statements," as such term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995, concerning potential developments affecting the business, prospects, financial condition and other aspects of the Company to which this release pertains.
The first review adjustment pertains to revenue that was recognized by the Company in Q3-2004 as a receivable and which had previously been recognized and subsequently written off as bad debt because it was then thought to be doubtful that the Company would actually receive this revenue.
The second review adjustment pertains to the recognition of interest expense related to promissory notes that were payable on October 1, 2004 and therefore were attributable to Q4-2004.
Canadian Shield understands that this litigation pertains to less than 3,000 hectares out of Poderosa's total land package of approximately 73,000 hectares.
2, issued under certificate 161478 in China, pertains to PowerDsine's PoE stand-alone midspan products that connect to an Ethernet switch to PoE-enable an enterprise network.
In October 2002, the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded patent #6,473,608 that pertains to PowerDsine's structured cabling system invention.
that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties relating to whether the acquisition of SendTec is completed, integration of newly acquired businesses and assets such as SendTec, product delivery, product launch dates (particularly as they pertain to our Voiceglo services), the Internet, development and protection of technology, the management of growth, market acceptance of our Voiceglo VoIP products, our ability to compete successfully against established competitors with greater resources, the uncertainty of future governmental regulation (particularly as it pertains to the Internet and the provision of telephony services using the Internet) and other risks.
The second decision pertains to the nullification of the resolution that had originally admitted the complaint by Atimmsa against Sulliden on the basis that Atimmsa, having acquired control of Algamarca after the Transfer Agreement was already in effect, was not a party to this Agreement and therefore should not be entitled to petition the Courts to declare its invalidity.