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verb con·cur \kən-ˈkər, kän-\

Simple Definition of concur

  • : to agree with someone or something

Full Definition of concur


  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to act together to a common end or single effect

  3. 2 a :  approve <concur in a statement> b :  to express agreement <concur with an opinion>

  4. 3 obsolete :  to come together :  meet

  5. 4 :  to happen together :  coincide

Examples of concur

  1. 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

  2. “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

  3. 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

  4. We concur that more money should be spent on education.

  5. I think more time is needed. I concur.

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>.

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