Concern meaning

kən-sûrn
To make somebody worried.

I'm concerned that she's becoming an alcoholic.

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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.

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To engage the attention of; involve.

We concerned ourselves with accomplishing the task at hand.

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The expression of solicitude, anxiety, or compassion toward a thing or person.
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A matter that relates to or affects one.

What I do is not your concern.

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A business, firm or enterprise; a company.

The employees' attitude is really hurting the concern.

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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.

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To have to do with or relate to.

An article that concerns the plight of homeless people.

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To be of interest or importance to.

This problem concerns all of us.

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A business establishment or enterprise; a firm.
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To be of importance.
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(computing, programming) Any set of information that affects the code of a computer program.
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To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
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To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest.

A good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.

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To cause anxiety or uneasiness in.

The firm's weak financial posture is starting to concern its stockholders.

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To have a relation to or bearing on; deal with.
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To draw in; engage or involve; be a proper affair of.

That doesn't concern you.

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To cause to feel uneasy or anxious.
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A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business.
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Interest in or regard for a person or thing.
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Relation; reference.
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Worry; anxiety.

To feel concern over one's health.

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A business establishment; company; firm.
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That which affects one's welfare or happiness.

Mark's health was of great concern to Connie. The recent events in London are of no concern to most people in Australia.

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as concerns
  • In regard to; with reference to; about.
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concern oneself
  • To busy oneself (with, about, over, in something); take an interest.
  • To be worried, anxious, or uneasy.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

as concerns
concern oneself

Origin of concern

  • Middle English concernen from Old French concerner from Medieval Latin concernere from Late Latin to mingle together Latin com- com- Latin cernere to sift krei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French concerner, from Medieval Latin concernere (“to distinguish, to have respect to”), combined form of con- + cernō (“distinguish”)

    From Wiktionary