as in to stay
to have or be in a usual or proper place your shoes belong in the closet, not in the middle of the living room where people will trip on them

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as in to pertain
to be the property of a person or group of persons those textbooks belong to the school system and not to the students

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“Belong.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/belong. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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