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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)

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.

Use "concern" in a sentence
  • "The republicans main concern is how to make the country fail under Obama."
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