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concern

[kuhn-surn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to relate to; be connected with; be of interest or importance to; affect: The water shortage concerns us all.
2.
to interest or engage (used reflexively or in the passive, often followed by with or in ): She concerns herself with every aspect of the business.
3.
to trouble, worry, or disquiet: I am concerned about his health.
noun
4.
something that relates or pertains to a person; business; affair: Law is the concern of lawyers.
5.
a matter that engages a person's attention, interest, or care, or that affects a person's welfare or happiness: The party was no concern of his.
6.
worry, solicitude, or anxiety: to show concern for someone in trouble.
7.
important relation or bearing: This news is of concern to all of us.
8.
a commercial or manufacturing company or establishment: the headquarters of an insurance concern.
9.
Informal. any material object or contrivance.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English concernen (< Middle French concerner) < Medieval Latin concernere to relate to, distinguish (Late Latin: to mix for sifting), equivalent to Latin con- con- + cernere to sift

overconcern, noun, verb (used with object)
preconcern, noun, verb (used with object)
self-concern, noun


1. touch, involve. 3. disturb. 5. burden, responsibility. Concern, care, worry connote an uneasy and burdened state of mind. Concern implies an anxious sense of interest in something: concern over a friend's misfortune. Care suggests a heaviness of spirit caused by dread, or by the constant pressure of burdensome demands: Poverty weighs a person down with care. Worry is an active state of agitated uneasiness and restless apprehension: He was distracted by worry over the stock market. 8. firm, house.


6. indifference.
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concern (kənˈsɜːn)
 
vb (usually foll by with or in)
1.  to relate to; be of importance or interest to; affect
2.  to involve or interest (oneself): he concerns himself with other people's affairs
 
n
3.  something that affects or is of importance to a person; affair; business
4.  regard for or interest in a person or a thing: he felt a strong concern for her
5.  anxiety, worry, or solicitude
6.  important bearing or relation: his news has great concern for us
7.  a commercial company or enterprise
8.  informal a material thing, esp one of which one has a low opinion
 
[C15: from Late Latin concernere to mingle together, from Latin com- together + cernere to sift, distinguish]

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concern
mid-15c., from M.L. concernere "concern, touch, belong to," figurative use of L.L. concernere "to sift, mix, as in a sieve," from L. com- "with" + cernere "to sift," hence "perceive, comprehend" (see crisis). Apparently the sense of the prefix shifted to intensive in M.L.
Meaning of "relate to" is 16c.; "worry" is 17c. To whom it may concern first recorded 1868.
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