belong

Things that belong to you are your property — in other words, you own them. Your prized rock collection belongs to you.

There are several ways to use the verb belong. Items you buy or that are given to you belong to you. You also belong to a group of friends — you fit in, or are a member. When you feel at home somewhere, as though you're meant to be there, you also belong: "I belong in a big city!" The 14th century meaning of belong was "to go along with," from be- and longen, "to go."

Definitions of belong
  1. verb
    be owned by; be in the possession of
    “This book belongs to me”
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    type of:
    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  2. verb
    be suitable or acceptable
    “This student somehow doesn't belong
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  3. verb
    be in the right place or situation
    “Where do these books belong?”
    “Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government”
    synonyms: go
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    type of:
    be
    occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
  4. verb
    be rightly classified in a class or category
    “The whales belong among the mammals”
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    type of:
    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  5. verb
    be a part or adjunct
    “the uniform looks like it belonged to a museum collection”
    “These pages don't belong
    synonyms: belong to
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    types:
    inhere
    be inherent in something
    appertain, pertain
    be a part or attribute of
  6. verb
    be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place)
    “They belong to the same political party”
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    type of:
    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
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