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.
Recent Examples on the Web Schoop, known as a streaky hitter, isn't concerned about his woes in 2022. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 7 May 2022 Neighbors were also concerned about noise that would be generated by the facility. Judy Pochel, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2022 While on vacation, Michelle the penny-pincher, who is concerned about every dollar spent, puts away her money worries and relaxes poolside with a virgin piña colada. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 Ecommerce owners and marketers are inevitably concerned about the rising costs of acquisition. Mike Bugembe, Forbes, 6 May 2022 The district also shared complaints from parents who were concerned about the conversation and the artwork, according to the NBC affiliate. Matt Lavietes, NBC News, 6 May 2022 Agnieszka Kosowicz, the president of the board of the Polish Migration Forum, an NGO that helps foreigners integrate into Polish society, is concerned about the sustainability of the Polish response to Ukrainians. Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic, 3 May 2022 But House Republican leader Vincent Candelora of North Haven said Republicans are concerned about spending increases and one-time tax cuts. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 2 May 2022 Indeed, among those who are concerned about price impacts, 64% support sanctions anyway. Steven Sparks, ABC News, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of concerned

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

History and Etymology for concerned

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10 May 2022

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“Concerned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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con·​cerned | \ kən-ˈsərnd \

Kids Definition of concerned

: feeling interest and worry Teachers met with concerned parents.


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