concur

verb
con·​cur | \ kən-ˈkər How to pronounce concur (audio) , kän-\
concurred; concurring

Definition of concur

intransitive verb

1a : to express agreement concur with an opinion
b : approve concur in a statement
2 : to act together to a common end or single effect
3 : to happen together : coincide
4 obsolete : to come together : meet

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Synonyms & Antonyms for concur

Synonyms

agree, coincide

Antonyms

differ, disagree

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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

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
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Commissioner Geoffrey Starks concurred in part and dissented in part. Sophia Kunthara, SFChronicle.com, "FCC votes to block part of San Francisco broadband law," 10 July 2019 In a May 2 opinion, the attorney general's office concurred with Southworth and scolded the Finance Cabinet in a nine-page ruling for failing to give her a timely response or for explaining the delay. Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-Journal, "Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton's fired aide was investigating the Bevin administration," 5 June 2019 Even Elizabeth David, surely no slouch in the making-an-effort department, concurred. Tim Martin, 1843, "The croissant, breakfast of rebels," 13 June 2019 Italy’s Court of Auditors concurred on Tuesday that the government’s growth forecasts are too optimistic, given signs of slower growth internationally. Giovanni Legorano, WSJ, "Italy Watchdog Casts Doubt on Official Growth Estimate," 9 Oct. 2018 The House of Representatives concurred Sunday in a 43-11 vote. oregonlive.com, "Legislature sends ballot initiative to voters setting stage for campaign donation limits," 30 June 2019 The Supreme Court had long been stalemated 4-4, with former Justice Anthony Kennedy agreeing with liberals that courts potentially could cure partisan gerrymanders but concurring with conservatives in rejecting every formula proposed for doing so. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Supreme Court Declines to Set Limits on Political Gerrymandering," 27 June 2019 Slugger Kris Bryant concurred with Maddon’s concerns about fatigue, based largely on his experience in the 2014 competition. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Worried about Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber in the Home Run Derby? Joe Maddon says don't be," 11 July 2018 Iwasaki concurs, and says that the prospect of a major sporting event has motivated her to keep running her hotel in Kamaishi. George Ramsay, CNN, "How the Rugby World Cup has brought hope to one Japanese City," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of concur

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for concur

Middle English concurren "to operate in concert, agree," borrowed from Latin concurrere "to assemble in haste, resort to in large numbers, collide, exist simultaneously, be in agreement," from con- con- + currere "to run, flow" — more at current entry 1

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concur

verb

English Language Learners Definition of concur

formal : to agree with someone or something

concur

verb
con·​cur | \ kən-ˈkər How to pronounce concur (audio) \
concurred; concurring

Kids Definition of concur

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.
con·​cur | \ kən-ˈkər How to pronounce concur (audio) \
concurred; concurring

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 concurU.S. Constitution art. II specifically : to join in an appellate decision — compare dissent

Note: 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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