Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb belong

6 senses of belong

Sense 1
belong -- (be owned by; be in the possession of; "This book belongs to me")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
belong -- (be suitable or acceptable; "This student somehow doesn't belong")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
belong, go -- (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"; "Where do these books go?")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 4
belong -- (be rightly classified in a class or category; "The whales belong among the mammals")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 5
belong -- (be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group, organization, or place); "They belong to the same political party")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 6
belong to, belong -- (be a part or adjunct; "the uniform looks like it belonged to a museum collection"; "These pages don't belong")

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