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concerned

[kuh n-surnd] /kənˈsɜrnd/
adjective
1.
interested or affected:
concerned citizens.
2.
troubled or anxious:
a concerned look.
3.
having a connection or involvement; participating:
They arrested all those concerned in the kidnapping.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; concern + -ed2
Related forms
concernedly
[kuh n-sur-nid-lee] /kənˈsɜr nɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
concernedness, noun
underconcerned, adjective

concern

[kuh n-surn] /kənˈsɜrn/
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
Related forms
overconcern, noun, verb (used with object)
preconcern, noun, verb (used with object)
self-concern, noun
Synonyms
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.
Antonyms
6. indifference.
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Examples for concerned
  • One question that was involved concerned happiness of the pigs in the two conditions.
  • There is much more money involved in going with the flow than going against it where global warming is concerned.
  • The parents were concerned about the safety of the park because the sun shines into the eyes of the pitcher.
  • It does not seem too concerned about authenticity, and neither do consumers.
  • But wildlife experts became concerned about the barrier's impact on zebras.
  • We're concerned about using paint that might be toxic or give off fumes.
  • The automakers offering semiautonomous active safety systems primarily have been concerned with developing reliable technology.
  • It may well be more formal than you are used to, particularly where relations with colleagues are concerned.
  • And the managers correctly informed the financial authorities concerned.
  • Astrobiology is a relatively new science concerned with the frequency and nature of life in the universe.
British Dictionary definitions for concerned

concerned

/kənˈsɜːnd/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) interested, guilty, involved, or appropriate I shall find the boy concerned and punish him
2.
worried, troubled, or solicitous
Derived Forms
concernedly (kənˈsɜːnɪdlɪ) adverb
concernedness, noun

concern

/kənˈsɜːn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to relate to; be of importance or interest to; affect
2.
usually foll by with or in. to involve or interest (oneself) he concerns himself with other people's affairs
noun
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
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin concernere to mingle together, from Latin com- together + cernere to sift, distinguish
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Word Origin and History for concerned
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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Slang definitions & phrases for concerned

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a going concern


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