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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This Is Us fans are very concerned that Beth and Randall are getting divorced after seeing next week's episode preview. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "This Is Us’s Emotional Promo for Next Week Has Everyone Worked Up Over Randall and Beth," 20 Mar. 2019 Mayor Kline is a handsome, slick, and sleazy '80s politician who's more concerned with his own image than with the citizens of Hawkins. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Here's Everything We Know About "Stranger Things" Season 3 So Far," 16 July 2018 Or maybe Deep Silver is just more concerned about wooing an American audience first. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Metro Exodus is skipping Steam for the Epic Games Store, and passing the savings on to you," 28 Jan. 2019 Molly Yeager Broadwater, Rumpke's corporate communications manager, said Bick called about the driver, concerned that her post could cause problems for Harold. Jennie Key,, "Facebook takes notice of praying Rumpke driver," 11 July 2018 Celeste Pewter, a former political staffer, suggested on Twitter that those concerned about the future of the Supreme Court find a way to support one or all of these candidates in their reelection efforts. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "What You Can Do to Fight Brett Kavanaugh’s Appointment to the Supreme Court," 10 July 2018 One concerned person gave some words of wisdom for the Reagan patriarch. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'Blue Bloods' Reveals a Friend of Frank Reagan Is Returning and Fans Are Panicking," 15 Mar. 2019 While some prominent media personalities questioned Crews’s experience, politicians, actors, activists, and concerned supporters across social media reacted in support of Crews. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "Terry Crews's Family Comment Perpetuates Toxic Masculinity," 9 Mar. 2019 In the meantime, Microsoft suggests that concerned parties should uninstall the update. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Recent Windows 10 patch brings good, bad performance news for PC gamers," 7 Mar. 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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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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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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