Simple Definition of concur
: to agree with someone or something
Examples of concur in a sentence
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
“I'm fine for money, Dmitri,” he responded casually. “My needs are very simple.” “Yes,” the Soviet concurred, a tinge of mystery in his voice, “you seem to lack for nothing …” —Erich Segal, The Class, (1985) 1986
For New York, to Mrs. Archer's mind, never changed without changing for the worse; and in this view Miss Sophy Jackson heartily concurred. —Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence, 1920
We concur that more money should be spent on education.
“I think more time is needed.” “I concur.”
Auntie Margaret doesn’t concur on that one. My mother expands, What was that woman thinking letting her daughter go to the store at eight o’clock at night? —“Part Twenty-six” P. 149, GIRLS OF TENDER AGE, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, Free Press, New York 2006
The sequence of events that resulted in Starr's referral followed from a similarly light-minded use of words. When Paula Jones brought a frivolous lawsuit against the President of the United States, the Supreme Court unanimously concurred in the opinion that any elitist distinction between a sitting president and a Washington cabdriver was anti-democratic. —"Notebook" P. 12, Lewis H. Lapham, HARPER'S MAGAZINE Vol. 297 No. 1782, November 1998
Origin and Etymology 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
Rhymes with concur
as per, astir, auteur, aver, bestir, Big Sur, Bonheur, chasseur, chauffeur, claqueur, coiffeur, confer, Crèvecoeur, danseur, defer, demur, deter, douceur, du jour, farceur, flaneur, frondeur, hauteur, him/her, his/her, incur, infer, inter, jongleur, larkspur, liqueur, longspur, masseur, millefleur, occur, Pasteur, poseur, prefer, recur, refer, sandbur, sandspur, seigneur, transfer, voyeur, white fir
CONCUR Defined for Kids
Definition of concur for Students
1 : to act or happen together <… those measures of life, which nature and Providence concurred to present me with … — Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe>
2 : 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.
Legal Definition of concur
1 : to happen at the same time
2 : to express agreement <he shall have power…to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur — U.S. Constitution art. II>; specifically : to join in an appellate decision — compare dissent
Additional Notes on concur
A judge or justice may concur with the decision of the court but not agree with the reasons set forth in the opinion. Often a separate opinion is written in such a case.
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