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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But as far as Veronica’s concerned, Archie tried to kill her father, and even after everything Hiam’s done, that’s a dealbreaker. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Riverdale Just Revealed Who The Real Gargoyle King Is," 24 Jan. 2019 Whites are also less concerned about political violence than the others are. Angela Helm, The Root, "Poll: One-Third of Americans, Nearly Half of Black People Think We’re Headed for Another Civil War," 29 June 2018 This was a few years ago—the web series, which also marries crisp, incisive writing with maniacal situations, launched in 2013—and the two were concerned about how their filmic alter egos would translate offscreen. Sally Singer, Vogue, "With Slash, a Fetish for Pop Culture Leads to the Stage," 8 Jan. 2019 Newman said that Intel and its partners are more concerned about the right mix of battery life rather than anything else. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Inside Project Athena: How Intel and PC makers are creating the ultra-responsive laptops of tomorrow," 7 Jan. 2019 But most Americans are more concerned about whether their pay is keeping up with the cost of living. Heather Long,, "Inflation hits 6-year high, wiping out wage gains for the average American," 13 July 2018 Resident Darlene Justus was more concerned about the additional power the amendment created. Jerod Macdonald-evoy, azcentral, "Tempe voters will get to decide if City Council can vote members off," 29 June 2018 Some concerned citizens, alarmed that this problem is widespread and that children with meal debt may go hungry during the school day, are paying off student lunch debt. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "How states and crowdfunding are tackling the growing problem of student lunch debt," 27 Dec. 2018 For his part, Whitehall doesn’t seem too concerned. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "‘Doomba’ turns your Roomba’s cleaning maps into Doom levels," 26 Dec. 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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excited commotion or publicity

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