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 Salih has been increasingly concerned about Iraq’s vulnerability since the Trump Administration blamed Iran for an air strike that damaged more than a dozen strategic oil installations in Saudi Arabia, in September. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "Where Will U.S.-Iran Tensions Play Out? An Interview with Iraq’s President," 5 Jan. 2020 Specific details on China’s purchase commitments could be left out of the text of the agreement that is made public because officials have been concerned that commodities markets could be distorted if such information is released., "Trump did not say whether Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, would be in attendance or name any representatives from China who might attend the ceremony.," 1 Jan. 2020 The Pentagon isn’t concerned about that sort of sharing. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "If You're in the Military, Maybe Don't Take That Home Genetic Test," 30 Dec. 2019 The Ravens should, however, be concerned that their run defense is the one weak point in an otherwise well-rounded team. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Should the Ravens be worried about the Bills’ rushing attack? That and other burning questions, answered.," 5 Dec. 2019 But because people are increasingly concerned about what goes into their bodies, Churba believes his option to sugary sports drinks is gaining fans. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, "Pickle juice is a big dill for athletes. Here’s why they’re chugging it," 3 Dec. 2019 Exactly three weeks ago, following an embarrassing loss to its rival, the UAB football team was all but left for dead as far as its division title hopes were concerned. Evan Dudley, al, "How UAB earned 2nd straight trip to C-USA title game," 1 Dec. 2019 No, what concerned McLellan was the manner of the defeat. Rory Smith, New York Times, "The Pep Effect," 8 Nov. 2019 In modern analyses, regulators are concerned not necessarily with competition for its own sake, but rather with the negative effects that follow when competition disappears. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Antitrust 101: Why everyone is probing Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google," 5 Nov. 2019

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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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10 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Concerned.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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