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concerted

[kuh n-sur-tid] /kənˈsɜr tɪd/
adjective
1.
contrived or arranged by agreement; planned or devised together:
a concerted effort.
2.
done or performed together or in cooperation:
a concerted attack.
3.
Music. arranged in parts for several voices or instruments.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; concert (v.) + -ed2
Related forms
concertedly, adverb
concertedness, noun
unconcerted, adjective
unconcertedly, adverb
well-concerted, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. united, joint, cooperative.

concert

[n., adj. kon-surt, -sert; v. kuh n-surt] /n., adj. ˈkɒn sɜrt, -sərt; v. kənˈsɜrt/
noun
1.
a public musical performance in which a number of singers or instrumentalists, or both, participate.
2.
a public performance, usually by an individual singer, instrumentalist, or the like; recital:
The violinist has given concerts all over the world.
3.
agreement of two or more individuals in a design or plan; combined action; accord or harmony:
His plan was greeted with a concert of abuse.
adjective
4.
designed or intended for concerts:
concert hall.
5.
performed at concerts:
concert music.
6.
performing or capable of performing at concerts:
a concert pianist.
verb (used with object)
7.
to contrive or arrange by agreement:
They were able to concert a settlement of their differences.
8.
to plan; devise:
A program of action was concerted at the meeting.
verb (used without object)
9.
to plan or act together.
Idioms
10.
in concert, together; jointly:
to act in concert.
Origin
1595-1605; (noun) < French < Italian concerto; see concerto; (v.) < French concerter < Italian concertare to organize, arrange by mutual agreement, perhaps parasynthetically from con with + certo certain; Latin concertāre (see concertation) is remote in sense
Related forms
postconcert, adjective
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Examples for concerted
  • They make concerted efforts to provide learning experiences.
  • It is sensible to look for low-hanging fruit in the early stages of concerted efforts to achieve fundamental change.
  • What is needed is concerted reform on several fronts-monetary, fiscal and structural.
  • It's surprising that that they have not made a concerted effort to free themselves decades ago.
  • The big story with street homelessness is that when cities make a concerted effort to reduce it, they succeed.
  • Make a concerted effort to look at your world askew.
  • There was the distant threat of disaster, and the knowledge that a concerted global response was required.
  • concerted conservation efforts have been somewhat successful.
  • It needs concerted guidance if it is to reach its full potential.
  • But despite concerted efforts, nothing that really works much better has been found.
British Dictionary definitions for concerted

concerted

/kənˈsɜːtɪd/
adjective
1.
mutually contrived, planned, or arranged; combined (esp in the phrases concerted action, concerted effort)
2.
(music) arranged in parts for a group of singers or players
Derived Forms
concertedly, adverb

concert

noun (ˈkɒnsɜːt; -sət)
1.
  1. a performance of music by players or singers that does not involve theatrical staging Compare recital (sense 1)
  2. (as modifier) a concert version of an opera
2.
agreement in design, plan, or action
3.
in concert
  1. acting in a co-ordinated fashion with a common purpose
  2. (of musicians, esp rock musicians) performing live
verb (kənˈsɜːt)
4.
to arrange or contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
Word Origin
C16: from French concerter to bring into agreement, from Italian concertare, from Late Latin concertāre to work together, from Latin: to dispute, debate, from certāre to contend
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Word Origin and History for concerted
concert
1665, from Fr., from It. concerto "concert, harmony," from concertare "bring into agreement," in L. "to contend, contest," from com- "with" + certare "to contend, strive," freq. of certus, var. pp. of cernere "separate, decide" (see crisis). Before the word entered Eng., meaning shifted from "to strive against" to "to strive alongside." But Klein considers this too much of a stretch and suggests L. concentare "to sing together" (from con- + cantare "to sing") as the source of the It. word. Sense of "public musical performance" is 1689. Concerto was borrowed 1730 directly from It. as a musical term.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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