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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Business jargon isn’t in her wheelhouse What is a wheelhouse, and why are businesspeople so concerned with establishing what’s in it? Christian Science Monitor, "The Culture | In a Word," 7 June 2019 This episode is more concerned with a woman’s worth. Elena Nicolaou,, "The Handmaid's Tale," 7 June 2019 Many businesses and residents are most concerned about the traffic the apartments will bring to the area, where finding parking is already difficult. Caroline Glenn,, "Ivanhoe Village merchants ‘excited and terrified’ to see how new apartments change the neighborhood," 7 June 2019 Polls conducted before 2016 show the British public was far more concerned with pressing issues like housing, education, health and welfare. Jonathan Coe, Time, "How Brexit Broke Britain and Revealed a Country at War With Itself," 6 June 2019 Law enforcement and intelligence officials across the world have been concerned about the use of the app by extremists. CBS News, "English-speaking ISIS supporters exploit messaging app," 6 June 2019 Bernhard's video shows that election tampering can come in a multitude of ways, but authorities are far more concerned with attacks coordinated remotely. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "A Shim Made From a Soda Can Can Break Into Voting Machines," 17 Oct. 2018 But why are people so concerned with the troubled inner lives of simple emotional symbols? Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Verge, "The new musical Emojiland is deeply concerned with emoji angst," 19 July 2018 As far as Microsoft is concerned, though, Intel apparently has solved its problems. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft signals that Intel chip shortages could be over," 25 Apr. 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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