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concur

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verb, con·cur \kən-ˈkər, kän-\

Simple Definition of concur

  • : to agree with someone or something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of concur

concurredconcurring

  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 in a sentence

  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>.

CONCUR Defined for Kids

concur

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verb con·cur \kən-ˈkər\

Definition of concur for Students

concurredconcurring

  1. 1 :  to act or happen together <… those measures of life, which nature and Providence concurred to present me with … — Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe>

  2. 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.


Law Dictionary

concur

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intransitive verb con·cur \kən-ˈkər\

Legal Definition of concur

concurredconcurring

  1. 1 :  to happen at the same time

  2. 2 :  to express agreement <he shall have power…to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concurU.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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