"pertains" in the verb sense
1. refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have to do with
be relevant to
"There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
"My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
2. pertain, appertain
be a part or attribute of
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