be relevant to;
"There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
"My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
have an effect upon;
"Will the new rules affect me?"
press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action;
"He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last;
"preserve the peace in the family"
"continue the family tradition"
"Carry on the old traditions"
- We lean on our friends when we are in trouble.
- Passage of the bill depends on public support.
- They are holding a forum on juvenile delinquency.
- He read all the files on the case.