con·cerned | \kən-ˈsərnd \

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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So, last October, the concerned mother sent Aaron to school with a recorder in his backpack., "'Teacher of the Year' Under Investigation After She's Recorded Allegedly Bullying 5-Year-Old," 10 July 2018 Recently, officials connected with President Trump have been facing confrontations from concerned citizens. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Bookstore owner says he called police on woman who confronted Steve Bannon," 8 July 2018 Others are growing more concerned about industry issues such as addictive products. Joseph Menn, The Christian Science Monitor, "Silicon Valley employees increasingly push companies on ethics," 13 July 2018 Joyce Ward, a member of the congregation's Outreach Board, said fellow members grew concerned about the children and the families ongoing detention in federal or makeshift facilities. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "First Church Holds Vigil In Response To Immigration Policy," 10 July 2018 While Twitter does struggle internally with when to ban someone, trying to adhere to nebulous principles, the company is more concerned with losing users, and in turn upsetting Wall Street, than making the world a better place. Nick Bilton, The Hive, "“It’s Not Up to Us What People Say”: Why We Can’t Bet on Silicon Valley to Save Us from Ourselves," 1 June 2018 The government’s national security agencies, particularly the intelligence agencies, have been far more concerned about Russia’s 2016 interference campaign — and efforts still underway. Julian E. Barnes, New York Times, "‘Warning Lights Are Blinking Red,’ Top Intelligence Officer Says of Russian Attacks," 13 July 2018 At the time, the administration was concerned that Broadcom was taking over a leader, in other words a big company, in the industry. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Term Sheet - Friday, July 13," 13 July 2018 Countries like Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania—these countries are extremely concerned. Heather Souvaine Horn, The New Republic, "Is It Fair for Trump to Bash NATO Over Military Spending?," 12 July 2018

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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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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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a state of commotion or excitement

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