past tense of belong
as in stayed
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 pertained
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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“Belonged.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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