pertain to (someone or something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pertain to

v.
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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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His pallor was so peculiar, that it seemed to pertain to one who had been long entombed, and who was incapable of resuming the healthy glow and hue of life.
Kelly's defense attorney, Steve Greenberg, said after the hearing that he couldn't speculate as to why prosecutors brought the new charges, which pertain to one of the four women he was charged in February with sexually abusing years ago.
These audits often are limited in scope and pertain to one or two provisions under HIPAA.
To have value to an employer, one needs to be relevant, which in turn means that one has to have an always growing knowledge of the factors that pertain to one's line of work.
Sleeter and Soriano argue for a concept of solidarity as the basis for ensuring equal access to resources and opportunities while sharing symbolic meanings that pertain to one's own culture and community.
Nor do moral values pertain to one's way of making art.
"The issues you highlighted pertain to one particular series published two years ago and we are disappointed this has not achieved our high standards and will investigate further how this occurred.
Duties to oneself pertain to one's self-regarding use of freedom.
Obviously, the policy wasn't clear that this should only pertain to one family at a time.
Davutoglu said that this decision on Turkish airspace did not just pertain to one or two military flights, but that it could extend its scope to encompass civilian flights as well.
These vacancies cover positions across all organisational levels and do not pertain to one level in specific,Eoe1/4A[yen] says Zureikat.
They must be familiar with "knowing how immigration laws, quotas and visas pertain to one's legal status; obtaining a driver's license; understanding the laws." Yet, Townsend is extremely harsh and critical.
THE TITLE OF WESTERN AUTHOR LOUIS L'AMOUR'S BOOK The First Fast Draw COULD ALSO PERTAIN TO ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S MOST CELEBRATED GUN COACHES, ARVO OJALA, WHO PASSED AWAY ON JULY 1, 2005.