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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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 Both designs seem concerned with how dramatic of a fold is put into the display. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Samsung’s foldable phone is real, and it launches next year," 7 Nov. 2018 Smith isn’t the only one concerned about tech regulation. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Microsoft’s president says we need to regulate facial recognition tech before ‘the year 2024 looks like the book “1984”’," 7 Nov. 2018 The concerned families said they were forced to stay indoors to avoid the barely-dressed women dancing on the ship’s deck. Fox News, "Royal Caribbean refunds passengers shocked by conference's 'crazy' burlesque cruise," 3 Oct. 2018 But guests concerned about putting a toe out of line in terms of protocol needn't be worried. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress Code Compares With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's," 12 Sep. 2018 And nobody seems the least bit concerned about the five-foot-tall fire in the center of the room. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Amy Poehler Is 'Making It' Up As She Goes Along," 31 July 2018 The district issued a letter to concerned parents or individuals outlining how the curriculum is chosen. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "Texas Attorney General demands access to Fort Worth sex ed curriculum," 29 June 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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