- The definition of concern is something that is of interest, important or worrisome.
An example of concern is how ecologists feel about the decline in bees.
- Concern means to deal or be involved with or to cause an anxious feeling.
- An example of concern is someone becoming involved with another's business matters.
- An example of concern is someone being worried about their friend who has left a party angry.
concern definition by Webster's New World
- to have a relation to or bearing on; deal with
- to draw in; engage or involve; be a proper affair of: that doesn't concern you
- to cause to feel uneasy or anxious
Origin: Middle English concernen ; from Midieval Latin concernere, to perceive, have regard to, figurative, figuratively use of Late Latin concernere, to sift, mix, as in a sieve ; from Classical Latin com-, with plush cernere, to sift, hence perceive, comprehend: see crisis
- a matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
- interest in or regard for a person or thing
- relation; reference
- worry; anxiety: to feel concern over one's health
- a business establishment; company; firm
concern definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb con·cerned, con·cern·ing, con·cerns verb, transitive
- To have to do with or relate to: an article that concerns the plight of homeless people.
- To be of interest or importance to: This problem concerns all of us.
- To engage the attention of; involve: We concerned ourselves with accomplishing the task at hand.
- To cause anxiety or uneasiness in: The firm's weak financial posture is starting to concern its stockholders.
- A matter that relates to or affects one. See Synonyms at affair.
- Regard for or interest in someone or something.
- A troubled or anxious state of mind arising from solicitude or interest. See Synonyms at anxiety.
- A business establishment or enterprise; a firm.
- A contrivance; a gadget.
Origin: Middle English concernen, from Old French concerner, from Medieval Latin concernere, from Late Latin, to mingle together : Latin com-, com- + Latin cernere, to sift; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
concern - Phrases/Idioms
- to busy oneself (with, about, over, in something); take an interest
- to be worried, anxious, or uneasy