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con·cern

 (kən-sûrn′)
v. con·cerned, con·cern·ing, con·cerns
v.tr.
1. To have to do with or relate to: an article that concerns the plight of homeless people.
2. To be of interest or importance to: This problem concerns all of us.
3. To engage the attention of; involve: We concerned ourselves with accomplishing the task at hand.
4. To cause anxiety or uneasiness in: The firm's weak financial posture is starting to concern its stockholders.
v.intr. Obsolete
To be of importance.
n.
1. A matter that relates to or affects one: What I do is not your concern.
2.
a. Regard for or interest in someone or something: His concern for you is genuine.
b. A troubled or anxious state of mind: a frown that expressed great concern.
3. A business establishment or enterprise; a firm.

[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

(kənˈsɜːn)
vb (tr)
1. to relate to; be of importance or interest to; affect
2. (usually foll by: with or in) to involve or interest (oneself): he concerns himself with other people's affairs.
n
3. something that affects or is of importance to a person; affair; business
4. regard for or interest in a person or a thing: he felt a strong concern for her.
5. anxiety, worry, or solicitude
6. important bearing or relation: his news has great concern for us.
7. (Commerce) a commercial company or enterprise
8. informal a material thing, esp one of which one has a low opinion
[C15: from Late Latin concernere to mingle together, from Latin com- together + cernere to sift, distinguish]

con•cern

(kənˈsɜrn)

v.t.
1. to be of interest or importance to; affect; involve: Drug abuse concerns us all.
2. to relate to; be connected with.
3. to interest or engage (used reflexively or in the passive): to concern oneself with every aspect of a business.
4. to trouble, worry, or disquiet; disturb: Your headaches concern me.
n.
5. something that relates or pertains to a person; business; affair.
6. a matter that engages a person's attention, interest, or care, or that affects a person's welfare or happiness.
7. worry, solicitude, or anxiety: to show concern for the homeless.
8. important relation or bearing: This news is of concern to both of us.
9. a commercial or manufacturing company or establishment; firm.
10. any material object or contrivance.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French concerner) < Medieval Latin concernere to relate to, distinguish (Late Latin: to mix for sifting)]
syn: concern, care, worry connote an uneasy and burdened state of mind. concern implies an anxious sense of interest in or responsibility for something: concern over a friend's misfortune. care suggests a heaviness of spirit caused by dread, or by the constant pressure of burdensome demands: Poverty weighed them down with care. worry is a state of agitated uneasiness and restless apprehension: distracted by worry over investments.

concern


Past participle: concerned
Gerund: concerning

Imperative
concern
concern
Present
I concern
you concern
he/she/it concerns
we concern
you concern
they concern
Preterite
I concerned
you concerned
he/she/it concerned
we concerned
you concerned
they concerned
Present Continuous
I am concerning
you are concerning
he/she/it is concerning
we are concerning
you are concerning
they are concerning
Present Perfect
I have concerned
you have concerned
he/she/it has concerned
we have concerned
you have concerned
they have concerned
Past Continuous
I was concerning
you were concerning
he/she/it was concerning
we were concerning
you were concerning
they were concerning
Past Perfect
I had concerned
you had concerned
he/she/it had concerned
we had concerned
you had concerned
they had concerned
Future
I will concern
you will concern
he/she/it will concern
we will concern
you will concern
they will concern
Future Perfect
I will have concerned
you will have concerned
he/she/it will have concerned
we will have concerned
you will have concerned
they will have concerned
Future Continuous
I will be concerning
you will be concerning
he/she/it will be concerning
we will be concerning
you will be concerning
they will be concerning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been concerning
you have been concerning
he/she/it has been concerning
we have been concerning
you have been concerning
they have been concerning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been concerning
you will have been concerning
he/she/it will have been concerning
we will have been concerning
you will have been concerning
they will have been concerning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been concerning
you had been concerning
he/she/it had been concerning
we had been concerning
you had been concerning
they had been concerning
Conditional
I would concern
you would concern
he/she/it would concern
we would concern
you would concern
they would concern
Past Conditional
I would have concerned
you would have concerned
he/she/it would have concerned
we would have concerned
you would have concerned
they would have concerned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concern - something that interests you because it is important or affects youconcern - something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
earthly concern, worldly concern, earth, world - the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; "they consider the church to be independent of the world"
affair, matter, thing - a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"
affairs, personal business, personal matters - matters of personal concern; "get his affairs in order"
part - that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation; "it requires vigilance on our part"; "they resisted every effort on his part"
point of honor - a concern that seriously reflects on your honor
interest, involvement - a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; "an interest in music"
2.concern - an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
3.concern - a feeling of sympathy for someone or something; "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"
solicitousness, solicitude - a feeling of excessive concern
softheartedness, tenderness - a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless)
fellow feeling, sympathy - sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
unconcern - a feeling of lack of concern
4.concern - something or someone that causes anxietyconcern - something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"
negative stimulus - a stimulus with undesirable consequences
bugaboo - a source of concern; "the old bugaboo of inflation still bothers them"
burden, encumbrance, onus, incumbrance, load - an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
business - a rightful concern or responsibility; "it's none of your business"; "mind your own business"
5.concern - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute itconcern - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
shipping room - a room where goods are packaged and shipped
enterprise - an organization created for business ventures; "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"
agency - a business that serves other businesses
brokerage - the business of a broker; charges a fee to arrange a contract between two parties
common carrier, carrier - a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
chain - (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
business firm, firm, house - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
dealership, franchise - a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
manufacturer, manufacturing business, maker - a business engaged in manufacturing some product
partnership - the members of a business venture created by contract
processor - a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market
shipbuilder - a business that builds and repairs ships
underperformer - a business that is less successful than expected
division - an administrative unit in government or business
Verb1.concern - be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
allude, advert, touch - make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, revolve about, revolve around - center upon; "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"
go for, apply, hold - be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone"
involve, regard, affect - connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"
matter to, interest - be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!"
2.concern - be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

concern

noun
1. anxiety, fear, worry, distress, unease, apprehension, misgiving, disquiet, disquietude The move follows growing public concern over the spread of the disease.
2. worry, care, anxiety His concern was that people would know that he was responsible.
3. affair, issue, matter, consideration Feminism must address issues beyond the concerns of middle-class whites.
4. care, interest, regard, consideration, solicitude, attentiveness He had only gone along out of concern for his two grandsons.
5. business, job, charge, matter, department, field, affair, responsibility, task, mission, pigeon (informal) The technical aspects are not my concern.
6. company, house, business, firm, organization, corporation, enterprise, establishment If not a large concern, his business was at least a successful one.
7. importance, interest, bearing, relevance The survey's findings are a matter of great concern.
verb
1. worry, trouble, bother, disturb, distress, disquiet, perturb, make uneasy, make anxious It concerned her that Bess was developing a crush on Max.
2. be about, cover, deal with, go into, relate to, have to do with The bulk of the book concerns the author's childhood.
3. be relevant to, involve, affect, regard, apply to, bear on, have something to do with, pertain to, interest, touch This matter doesn't concern you, so stay out of it.

concern

verb
1. To be pertinent:
Idioms: have a bearing on, have to do with.
2. To cause anxious uneasiness in:
noun
1. Something that concerns or involves one personally:
2. A cause of distress or anxiety:
4. Curiosity about or attention to someone or something:
5. The quality or state of being important:
7. A commercial organization:
Informal: outfit.
8. A small specialized mechanical device:
Informal: doodad, doohickey, widget.
Slang: gizmo.
Translations
اِهْتِمامشَأْنقَلَقمُؤَسَّسَه تِجارِيَّهيَخَص، يَهُم
podnikstarat se otrápittýkat sevěc
bekymringberørebeskæftigeforetagendekoncern
huoliasiahuolestuttaa
briga
érintillet
áhyggjafyrirtækihafa áhuga áhafa áhyggjur afmál, málefni
心配
걱정
domėtiskoncernasnerimautisieti suturėti ryšį su kuo
attiekties uzbažasbažītiesdarīšanainteresēties
znepokojovať sa
skrbskrbetizadevazadevatizaskrbljenost
bekymmer
ความกังวล
endişeendişelendirmekfirmailgiilgilendirmek
sự lo lắng

concern

[kənˈsɜːn]
A. N
1. (= business) → asunto m
it's no concern of yoursno es asunto tuyo
technical aspects were the concern of the armyde los aspectos técnicos se encargaba el ejércitolos aspectos técnicos eran asunto del ejército
if they want to go ahead, that's their concernsi quieren seguir adelante, es asunto suyo
what concern is it of yours?¿qué tiene que ver contigo?
2. (= anxiety) → preocupación f
his health is giving cause for concernsu salud está dando motivo de preocupación
to express concern about sthexpresar preocupación por algo
it is a matter for concern thates motivo de preocupación el (hecho de) que ...
with an expression or a look of concerncon cara preocupada or de preocupación
there is concern thatpreocupa que ...
3. (= interest, regard) → interés m
my main concern is the welfare of my childrenmi interés principal or lo que más me preocupa es el bienestar de mis hijos
it's of no concern to meme tiene sin cuidado, a mí no me importa
out of concern for her feelings, I didn't say anythingno dije nada por no herir sus sentimientos
out of concern for the public's safetypor la seguridad pública
4. (= firm) → negocio m, empresa f
a family concernun negocio familiar
a going concernun negocio próspero, una empresa próspera
the farm is not a going concernla granja no es un buen negocio
B. VT
1. (= affect) → afectar, concernir
it concerns me directlyme afecta or concierne directamente
it doesn't concern you at allno te afecta or concierne para nada
2. (= interest, involve) please contact the department concernedpóngase en contacto con la sección correspondiente
it is best for all concernedes lo mejor para todas las partes interesadas
as far as I am concernedpor or en lo que a mí se refiere, por or en lo que a mí respecta
she can go to hell as far as I'm concernedpor mí se puede ir a la porrapor or en lo que a mí respecta se puede ir a la porra
I was just another student as far as he was concernedpara él yo no era más que otra estudiante
to concern o.s. with sth I didn't concern myself with politicsno me metí en política
don't concern yourself with things you can do nothing aboutno te preocupes por cosas que están fuera de tu alcance
those concernedlos interesados
to whom it may concern (frm) → a quien corresponda
to be concerned with sth essential reading for anyone concerned with childrenlecturas fundamentales para cualquiera al que le interesen los niños
they are mainly concerned with maximizing profitssu interés principal es maximizar los beneficios
3. (= be about) my question concerns moneymi pregunta hace referencia al dinero
chapter two is concerned with the civil warel capítulo dos trata de la guerra civil
4. (= worry) → preocupar
it concerns me thatme preocupa el hecho de que ...

concern

[kənˈsɜːrn]
n
(= affair, interest) → affaire f
that's none of your concern → ce ne sont pas tes affaires, cela ne te regarde pas
of concern to sb → qui présente de l'intérêt pour qn
(= company) → entreprise f, affaire f
a going concern → une affaire florissante
(= anxiety) → inquiétude f, souci m
They expressed concern about the image of the school → Ils ont exprimé leur inquiétude concernant l'image de l'école.
there's no cause for concern → il n'y a pas lieu de s'inquiéter
of concern adjpréoccupant(e)
vt
(= worry) → inquiéter, préoccuper
(= be of importance to) → concerner, regarder
that doesn't concern you → cela ne te regarde pas
"to whom it may concern" → "à qui de droit"
as far as I am concerned → en ce qui me concerne
to concern o.s. with → s'occuper de, s'intéresser à
see also concerned

concern

n
(= relation, connection) do you have any concern with banking?haben Sie etwas mit dem Bankwesen zu tun?; to have no concern with somethingmit etw nichts zu tun haben
(= business, affair)Angelegenheit (→ en pl) f; (= matter of interest and importance to sb)Anliegen nt; the day-to-day concerns of governmentdie täglichen Regierungsgeschäfte; it’s no concern of hisdas geht ihn nichts an; what concern is it of yours?was geht Sie das an?
(Comm) → Konzern m ? going ADJ c
(= share)Beteiligung f
(= anxiety)Sorge f, → Besorgnis f; a look of concernein besorgter or sorgenvoller Blick; the situation in the Middle East is causing concerndie Lage im Nahen Osten ist besorgniserregend; there’s some/no cause for concernes besteht Grund/kein Grund zur Sorge; to do something out of concern for somebodyetw aus Sorge um jdn tun; he showed great concern for your safetyer war or zeigte sich (geh)sehr um Ihre Sicherheit besorgt; don’t you feel any concern for the starving millions?berührt Sie die Tatsache, dass Millionen am Verhungern sind, überhaupt nicht?
(= importance)Bedeutung f; a matter of great concerneine Angelegenheit von immenser Bedeutung; issues of national concernFragen plvon nationalem Interesse; to be of little/great concern to somebodyjdm nicht/sehr wichtig sein
vt
(= be about)handeln von; it concerns the following issuees geht um die folgende Frage; the last chapter is concerned with …das letzte Kapitel behandelt
(= be the business of, involve)angehen, betreffen; (= affect)betreffen; that doesn’t concern youdas betrifft Sie nicht; (as snub) → das geht Sie nichts an; to whom it may concern (on certificate) → Bestätigung f; (on reference) → Zeugnis nt; the countries concerned with oil productiondie Länder, die mit der Ölproduktion zu tun haben; where money/honour is concernedwenn es um Geld/die Ehre geht; as far as the money is concernedwas das Geld betrifft or angeht; is it important? — not as far as I’m concernedist es denn wichtig? — was mich betrifft nicht; as far as he is concerned it’s just another job, but …für ihn ist es nur ein anderer Job, aber …; as far as I’m concerned you can do what you likevon mir aus kannst du tun und lassen, was du willst; where we are concernedwo es um uns geht; (= in so far as we are affected)wo wir betroffen sind; the department concerned (= relevant)die zuständige Abteilung; (= involved)die betreffende Abteilung; who are the people concerned in this report?wer sind die Leute, um die es in diesem Bericht geht?; the persons concerneddie Betroffenen, die betroffenen Personen; my brother is the most closely concernedmein Bruder ist am meisten davon betroffen; the men concerned in the robberydie in den Überfall verwickelten Männer
(= interest) he is only concerned with factsihn interessieren nur die Fakten; (= is only dealing with)ihm geht es nur um die Fakten; to concern oneself with or about somethingsich für etw interessieren; I’m not concerned now or I don’t want to concern myself now with the economic aspect of the problemmir geht es jetzt nicht um den ökonomischen Aspekt des Problems
(= have at heart) we should be concerned more with or about qualityQualität sollte uns ein größeres Anliegen sein; a mother is naturally concerned about the wellbeing of her childrendas Wohl ihrer Kinder ist einer Mutter natürlich ein Anliegen; he’s not at all concerned with or about her well-beingihr Wohl kümmert ihn überhaupt nicht; he’s not at all concerned with or about her wellbeingihr Wohl kümmert ihn überhaupt nicht; there’s no need for you to concern yourself about thatdarum brauchen Sie sich nicht zu kümmern
(= worry: usu pass) to be concerned about somethingsich (dat)um etw Sorgen machen, um etw besorgt sein; I was very concerned to hear about your illnessich habe mir Sorgen gemacht, als ich von Ihrer Krankheit hörte; he was concerned by the newsdie Nachricht beunruhigte ihn; don’t concern yourselfmachen Sie sich keine Sorgen; I was very concerned about or for your safetyich war sehr um Ihre Sicherheit besorgt; I am concerned to hear that …es beunruhigt mich, dass …; concerned parentsbesorgte Eltern; a concerned lookein besorgter Blick

concern

[kənˈsɜːn]
1. n
a. what concern is it of yours?non vedo come ti possa riguardare
it's of no concern to me, it's no concern of mine → non mi riguarda
b. (anxiety) → ansietà f inv, preoccupazione f
it is a matter for concern that ... → è preoccupante che...
c. (firm) → impresa, azienda, ditta
2. vtriguardare, interessare
this shouldn't concern you (affect) → questo non dovrebbe cambiarti nulla
"to whom it may concern" → "a tutti gli interessati"
as far as I am concerned → per quanto mi riguarda
the department concerned (under discussion) → l'ufficio in questione (relevant) → l'ufficio competente
to be concerned with → occuparsi di
to be concerned in → interessarsi a
to concern o.s. with → occuparsi di

concern

(kənˈsəːn) verb
1. to have to do with. This order doesn't concern us; So far as I'm concerned, you can do what you like.
2. (with for or about) to make (usually oneself) uneasy. Don't concern yourself about her.
3. (with with or in) to interest (oneself) in. He doesn't concern himself with unimportant details.
noun
1. something that concerns or belongs to one. His problems are not my concern.
2. anxiety. The condition of the patient is giving rise to concern.
3. a business. a shoe-manufacturing concern.
conˈcerning preposition
about. He wrote to me concerning a business arrangement.

concern

اِهْتِمام obava bekymring Besorgnis ανησυχία preocupación huoli souci briga preoccupazione 心配 걱정 bezorgdheid bekymring niepokój preocupação беспокойство bekymmer ความกังวล ilgi sự lo lắng 关心

concern

n. preocupación, cuidado.

concern

n inquietud f; to address your concerns..responder a sus inquietudes
References in classic literature ?
This hitch in the mainspring of the domestic machinery had a bad effect upon the whole concern, but Amy's motto was `Nil desperandum', and having made up her mind what to do, she proceeded to do it in spite of all obstacles.
My one concern was that grandmother should keep everyone away from me.
On the transfer of the archives to Halifax, this package, proving to be of no public concern, was left behind, and had remained ever since unopened.
So, for the benefit of whom it might concern, I paraded with a sick heart.
But to my surprise and no small concern, Queequeg now gave me to understand, that he had been diligently consulting Yojo --the name of his black little god --and Yojo had told him two or three times over, and strongly insisted upon it everyway, that instead of our going together among the whaling-fleet in harbor, and in concert selecting our craft; instead of this, I say, Yojo earnestly enjoined that the selection of the ship should rest wholly with me, inasmuch as Yojo purposed befriending us; and, in order to do so, had already pitched upon a vessel, which, if left to myself, I, Ishmael, should infallibly light upon, for all the world as though it had turned out by chance; and in that vessel I must immediately ship myself, for the present irrespective of Queequeg.
But strike a member of the harem school, and her companions swim around her with every token of concern, sometimes lingering so near her and so long, as themselves to fall a prey.
That he was utterly helpless, and had no means of keeping himself alive in the meantime, was something which did not concern the hospital authorities, nor any one else in the city.
They fetch a good sum; and this little devil is such a comical, musical concern, he's just the article
The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow--one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern, on coming into the world, is to see that the almshouses are in good repair; and, before yet he has lawfully donned the virile garb, to collect a fund to the support of the widows and orphans that may be; who, in short, ventures to live only by the aid of the Mutual Insurance company, which has promised to bury him decently.
Let all know, if perchance there be any who know it not, that enchanters of my degree deign not to concern themselves with the doings of any but kings, princes, emperors, them that be born in the purple and them only.
It was a pretty slow concern, but it got us into Heilbronn before dark--five miles, or possibly it was seven.
We found it; a little bit of a concern, up over a carpenter shop -- carpenters and printers all gone to the meeting, and no doors locked.