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Definition of "concern" []

  • To have to do with or relate to: an article that concerns the plight of homeless people. (verb-transitive)
  • To be of interest or importance to: This problem concerns all of us. (verb-transitive)
  • To engage the attention of; involve: We concerned ourselves with accomplishing the task at hand. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause anxiety or uneasiness in: The firm's weak financial posture is starting to concern its stockholders. (verb-transitive)
  • Obsolete To be of importance. (verb-intransitive)
  • To relate to; be of importance or interest to; affect (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To involve or interest (oneself) (verb)
  • Something that affects or is of importance to a person; affair; business (noun)
  • Regard for or interest in a person or a thing (noun)
  • Anxiety, worry, or solicitude (noun)
  • Important bearing or relation (noun)
  • A commercial company or enterprise (noun)
  • A material thing, esp one of which one has a low opinion (noun)

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Use "concern" in a sentence
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