con·​cert·​ed | \ kən-ˈsər-təd How to pronounce concerted (audio) \

Definition of concerted

1a : mutually contrived or agreed on a concerted effort a concerted agreement
b : performed in unison concerted artillery fire The slowdown was a concerted action by the workers.
2 : arranged in parts for several voices or instruments The concerted pieces were interspersed with solos.

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Other Words from concerted

concertedly adverb
concertedness noun

Examples of concerted in a Sentence

They made a concerted effort to make her feel welcome. a victory like that results only from the concerted effort of the entire team
Recent Examples on the Web That, and a concerted push by college leaders to engage with the town, has helped the two integrate more., "Albion College has strong connection to downtown," 13 Feb. 2021 At that time, vaccination theater, like the shot conducted on the boat, became part of a concerted effort to sell incarcerated people on the vaccine. Rebecca Mccray, Curbed, "Giving Vaccines to Prisoners Won’t Be Enough to Get Them Vaccinated," 12 Feb. 2021 Rabbi Danielle Eskow has organized a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Holocaust survivors in Brookline in a concerted effort to help a vulnerable population that might otherwise struggle to book an appointment. Charlie Mckenna,, "Brookline rabbi to hold vaccination clinic for Holocaust survivors," 11 Feb. 2021 The Stand, it must be said, is the product of a concerted effort to create a space in American culture for the school of comedy embodied by Anthony Cumia. Seth Simons, The New Republic, "The Comedy Industry Has a Big Alt-Right Problem," 9 Feb. 2021 The Wave also made a concerted effort not to hoist quick 3s, taking only six in each half while working the ball inside at Hunter’s behest. G Smith,, "Another tough one: Tulane men lose to Cincinnati in game decided in final seconds," 7 Feb. 2021 The New York City Democratic Socialists of America, which helped Ms. Ocasio-Cortez win her primary in 2018, intends to make a concerted push to make defunding the police a key issue, according to the group’s co-chairwoman, Sumathy Kumar. New York Times, "They Supported ‘Defund the Police.’ Then the Mayoral Campaign Began.," 3 Feb. 2021 Former Vice President Joe Biden carried Minnesota in the presidential race on Tuesday, holding the state against a concerted push by President Donald Trump to flip its longstanding political preference for Democrats in national elections. Patrick Condon, Star Tribune, "Minnesota stays blue, with Joe Biden winning state's presidential vote despite swing-state hopes of GOP," 4 Nov. 2020 Even as the jail’s inmate population dropped — under the weight of concerted efforts from defense lawyers and judges to prevent the spread of coronavirus behind bars — the number of psychiatric patients rose. Ramon Antonio Vargas,, "Killings and shootings soared in 2020, one of New Orleans' bloodiest years since Hurricane Katrina," 1 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of concerted

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

History and Etymology for concerted

see concert entry 2

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The first known use of concerted was in 1652

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22 Feb 2021

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“Concerted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of concerted

: done in a planned and deliberate way usually by several or many people


con·​cert·​ed | \ kən-ˈsər-təd How to pronounce concerted (audio) \

Legal Definition of concerted

1 : mutually contrived or agreed upon the concerted pursuit of lawful…ends— L. H. Tribe
2 : acting together toward a common end concerted wrongdoers

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