verb con·cur \kən-ˈkər, kän-\

: to agree with someone or something


Full Definition of CONCUR

intransitive verb
:  to act together to a common end or single effect
a :  approve <concur in a statement>
b :  to express agreement <concur with an opinion>
obsolete :  to come together :  meet
:  to happen together :  coincide

Examples of CONCUR

  1. We concur that more money should be spent on education.
  2. I think more time is needed. I concur.
  3. In Washington, Robert B. Zoellick, president of the World Bank, concurs that only a multinational solution can really work. —Peter Gumbel, Time, 20 Oct. 2008

Origin of CONCUR

Middle English concurren, from Latin concurrere, from com- + currere to run — more at car
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of CONCUR

agree, concur, coincide mean to come into or be in harmony regarding a matter of opinion. agree implies complete accord usually attained by discussion and adjustment of differences <on some points we all can agree>. concur often implies approval of someone else's statement or decision <if my wife concurs, it's a deal>. coincide, used more often of opinions, judgments, wishes, or interests than of people, implies total agreement <their wishes coincide exactly with my desire>.
CONCUR Defined for Kids


verb con·cur \kən-ˈkər\

Definition of CONCUR for Kids

:  to act or happen together <… those measures of life, which nature and Providence concurred to present me with … — Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe>
:  to be in agreement (as in action or opinion) :  accord <The two judges concurred.>

Word Root of CONCUR

The Latin word currere, meaning to run, and its form cursus give us the roots curr and curs. Words from the Latin currere have something to do with running. A current is the direction in which a river runs or flows. When two people concur, their ideas or opinions run together in agreement. A course is the path over which something moves or runs.


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