con·​cerned | \ kən-ˈsərnd How to pronounce concerned (audio) \

Definition of concerned

1a : anxious, worried concerned for their safety Concerned citizens protested the mayor's proposal.
b : interested concerned to prove the point She was concerned to show that she could do the job.
2a : interestedly engaged concerned with books and music
b : culpably involved : implicated arrested all concerned

Examples of concerned in a Sentence

The school's decision is being questioned by a group of concerned parents. Her family was very concerned for her safety. Voters are deeply concerned about the economy. a discussion that will be of interest to everyone concerned The lawyers called a meeting of all the concerned parties.
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Recent Examples on the Web Before the order, markets and investors were not concerned about Xiaomi’s potential ties to the Chinese government, says Singh. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, "U.S. shocks investors by adding the ‘Apple of China’ to its latest blacklist," 15 Jan. 2021 Although the market is moving slow, Alex Avila — a 12-year MLB veteran — isn't concerned about his future. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera trains at first base after spending 2020 as full-time DH," 15 Jan. 2021 Health officials remain concerned that holiday gatherings increased viral transmission and disrupted progress against the latest wave of the pandemic. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, "More than 7,000 second COVID-19 vaccine doses given in Minnesota," 12 Jan. 2021 That’s why the Seahawks are very concerned after Adams sustained a left shoulder injury during the fourth quarter of the Seahawks’ 26-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. oregonlive, "Seattle Seahawks unsure of Jamal Adams’ availability for Wild Card playoff game," 5 Jan. 2021 But officials remain concerned that the winter could bring a new wave of infections and hope that a widely available vaccine can help prepare the country for when regular travel and trade resume. New York Times, "China Approves Covid-19 Vaccine as It Moves to Inoculate Millions," 30 Dec. 2020 Health officials remain concerned that the virus spread across the city in the days leading to Christmas, and have urged Sydneysiders to limit their activities in coming days and avoid Boxing Day shopping sales in the central business district. Ed Johnson,, "Lockdown Extended for Sydney Northern Beaches as Cases Rise," 26 Dec. 2020 The measure is not included in the current stimulus bill that’s gaining traction, but labor advocates remain concerned. Washington Post, "How the GOP’s stimulus measure could weaken protections for workers, minorities, and the disabled," 16 Dec. 2020 As harrowing as those totals are, officials remain concerned about what may come next. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, "California expects 1 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses this month," 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of concerned

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

History and Etymology for concerned

see concern entry 1

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The first known use of concerned was in 1648

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22 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Concerned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of concerned

: feeling worry or concern
: having an interest or involvement in something
: having a relation to something


con·​cerned | \ kən-ˈsərnd \

Kids Definition of concerned

: feeling interest and worry Teachers met with concerned parents.

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