concerned

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adjective con·cerned \ kən-ˈsərnd \

Definition of concerned

1 a :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.
2 a :interestedly engaged
  • concerned with books and music
b :culpably involved :implicated
  • arrested all concerned

Examples of concerned in a Sentence

  1. The school's decision is being questioned by a group of concerned parents.

  2. Her family was very concerned for her safety.

  3. Voters are deeply concerned about the economy.

  4. a discussion that will be of interest to everyone concerned

  5. The lawyers called a meeting of all the concerned parties.

Recent Examples of concerned from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of concerned



CONCERNED Defined for English Language Learners

concerned

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Definition of concerned for English Language Learners

  • : feeling worry or concern

  • : having an interest or involvement in something

  • : having a relation to something


CONCERNED Defined for Kids

concerned

adjective con·cerned \ kən-ˈsərnd \

Definition of concerned for Students

:feeling interest and worry
  • Teachers met with concerned parents.


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