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con·cern

concern

 
 
pronunciation:
kn suhrn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: concerns, concerning, concerned
definition 1: to relate to or be about; affect.
This is a private matter and does not concern you.This issue concerns both the teachers and the administrators.You should listen carefully because this change concerns you directly.
synonyms:
affect, involve, touch
similar words:
influence, regard, relate to
definition 2: to engage or interest (oneself) (usu. fol. by "with").
She concerns herself almost solely with taking care of the family.I've never concerned myself with local politics until now.
synonyms:
busy, devote, engage, interest
similar words:
occupy
definition 3: to make worried or troubled.
She's a bright student, but her carelessness concerns me.It concerns her that her father sometimes forgets to take his medicine.It concerns me when I see her so upset.It concerned him to discover that he'd forgotten to pay that bill.Please don't concern yourself about me; I'll be fine.
synonyms:
trouble, worry
antonyms:
ease
similar words:
bother, distress, disturb, perturb, vex
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a matter or issue that engages attention.
The city's economy is the new mayor's first concern.
synonyms:
affair, business, care, interest, matter
antonyms:
unconcern
similar words:
case, consideration, issue, lookout, worry
definition 2: worry, anxiety, or caring attitude.
Your concern for your father's health is understandable.Her strange behavior filled her husband with concern.His concern about my condition is unwarranted; I'm perfectly fine.The doctor felt some concern over the patient's sudden weight loss.
synonyms:
anxiety, care, worry
antonyms:
indifference, unconcern
similar words:
business, disquiet, disquietude, doubt, matter, misgiving, solicitude
definition 3: a business firm.
In just one year, our company has become a thriving concern.
synonyms:
business, company, enterprise, firm, house
similar words:
establishment, office, outfit
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