present tense third-person singular of pertain
as in belongs
to be the property of a person or group of persons the belief that quality medical care is a right that pertains to everyone

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as in relates
to have a relation or connection a person who is an expert in anything pertaining to the history of the American theater

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“Pertains.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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