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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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This finding implies that group dynamics are enhanced and there are less opportunities for conflict when an individual does not have overly perfectionistic standards pertaining to the performance of other group members.
The petitioner's counsel had submitted that NAB had initiated an inquiry against the petitioner and his family members pertaining to properties of the former home minister and his alleged involvement in the illegal occupation of state land for a housing scheme.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi who is on a day-long visit to Kabul held one on one meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and discussed bilateral relations as well as the issues pertaining to regional peace and security.
During the meeting, they discussed issues pertaining to municipal projects in the province.
Deletes unnecessary text pertaining to cooperative agreement holders, paid advertisements, and synopsis requirements; and relocates a synopsis format to PGI.
* how well the pupil is doing in projects made pertaining to ongoing lessons.
Instruction The team of Cambiano, De Vore, and Denny offer a study pertaining to learning style preference of adult students.
Important documents pertaining to houses, properties and vehicles were obtained during the raid," reports quoted a NAB official as saying.
The ATC conducted hearing on two identical cases pertaining to anti-state speeches allegedly delivered by MQM founder on August 22, 2016 outside the Karachi Press Club that triggered a violent protest, arson attacks and ransacking of media houses.
A 3-member bench of SC presided over by CJP Mian Saqib Nisar took up the case pertaining to prices of the medicines for hearing on Wednesday.
During the reception, they reviewed a number of topics pertaining to the bilateral relations between the two countries.
In my own thinking pertaining to standardized achievement test results, what pupils have missed and are weak in may be
Under current vesting provisions pertaining to most multiple building developments, the completion of any building foundation by the effective date of a bulk-restricting amendment would enable all such buildings to be vested.
KARACHI -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) obtained important documents pertaining to properties and vehicles during a seven-hour raid at Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani's residence in Karachi earlier this week, sources in the accountability watchdog said on Saturday.
A three-member bench headed by the top judge heard a case pertaining to feehikes by private schools.