I verb affect, allude to, apply to, associate, be akin, be applicable, be characteristic of, be concerned with, be congruent, be connected with, be dependent upon, be incident to, be intrinsic, be part of, be pertinent, bear on, belong as a part, belong as an attribute, concern, deal with, depend upon, have reference, have relation, inhere, interest, involve, link, pertain, refer, regard, relate, touch II index correspond (be equivalent), pertain, refer (direct attention)

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