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 for belong
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Belong \Be*long"\, v. t.
     To be deserved by. [Obs.]
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           More evils belong us than happen to us.  --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Belong \Be*long"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Belonged; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Belonging.] [OE. belongen (akin to D. belangen to
     concern, G. belangen to attain to, to concern); pref. be- +
     longen to desire. See Long, v. i.]
  
     Note: [Usually construed with to.]
     1. To be the property of; as, Jamaica belongs to Great
        Britain.
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     2. To be a part of, or connected with; to be appendant or
        related; to owe allegiance or service.
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              A desert place belonging to . . . Bethsaids. --Luke
                                                    ix. 10.
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              The mighty men which belonged to David. --1 Kings i.
                                                    8.
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     3. To be the concern or proper business or function of; to
        appertain to. "Do not interpretations belong to God ?"
        --Gen. xl. 8.
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     4. To be suitable for; to be due to.
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              Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age.
                                                    --Heb. v. 14.
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              No blame belongs to thee.             --Shak.
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     5. To be native to, or an inhabitant of; esp. to have a legal
        residence, settlement, or inhabitancy, whether by birth or
        operation of law, so as to be entitled to maintenance by
        the parish or town.
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              Bastards also are settled in the parishes to which
              the mothers belong.                   --Blackstone.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  belong
      v 1: be owned by; be in the possession of; "This book belongs to
           me"
      2: be suitable or acceptable; "This student somehow doesn't
         belong"
      3: 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?" [syn:
         belong, go]
      4: be rightly classified in a class or category; "The whales
         belong among the mammals"
      5: be a member, adherent, inhabitant, etc. (of a group,
         organization, or place); "They belong to the same political
         party"
      6: be a part or adjunct; "the uniform looks like it belonged to
         a museum collection"; "These pages don't belong" [syn:
         belong to, belong]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "belong":
     accord, affect, agree, answer to, appertain, appertain to,
     apply to, be a member, be inscribed, be there, bear on, bear upon,
     become, befit, belong to, carry a card, chime, concern, connect,
     correspond, correspond to, deal with, fit, fit in, go, harmonize,
     have connection with, have its place, have place, hold membership,
     indwell, inhere, interest, involve, liaise with, link with, match,
     pertain, pertain to, refer to, regard, relate to, respect, set,
     subscribe, suit, tally, tie in with, touch, touch upon, treat of,
     vest, vest in
  
  

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