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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
belong (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to be suitable, appropriate, or advantageous - a dictionary belongs in every home
b) to be in a proper situation - a man of his ability belongs in teaching
2.
a) to be the property of a person or thing - used with to the book belongs to me
b) to be attached or bound by birth, allegiance, or dependency - usually used with to they belong to their homeland
c) to be a member of a club, organization, or set - usually used with to she belongs to a country club
3.
to be an attribute, part, adjunct, or function of a person or thing - nuts and bolts belong to a car
4.
verbal auxiliary
to be properly classified chiefly Southern & southern Midland - ought must
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
belong (verb)
1.
to have or be in a usual or proper place
SYNONIMS:
go
RELATED WORDS:
place, stay; fit (in)
belong (verb)
2.
to be the property of a person or group of persons
SYNONIMS:
appertain, pertain
RELATED WORDS:
have, hold, own, possess
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