con·​cerned kən-ˈsərnd How to pronounce concerned (audio)
: anxious, worried
concerned for their safety
Concerned citizens protested the mayor's proposal.
: interested
concerned to prove the point
She was concerned to show that she could do the job.
: interestedly engaged
concerned with books and music
: 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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Word History


see concern entry 1

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of concerned was in 1648

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“Concerned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: being worried and disturbed
concerned for our safety
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