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.

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 The exact strategy the FCC will take against smishing will likely evolve, but expect a more concerted effort by both the government and wireless carriers. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 13 May 2022 Now, with one-sixth of most Executive Branch jobs empty, retirements accelerating and the coronavirus pandemic still not over, unions and some legislators say a more concerted effort to hire must begin immediately. Keith M. Phaneuf, Hartford Courant, 2 May 2022 Station owner Sam Zavaro has noticed customers making a more concerted effort to comparison shop. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2022 Without a more concerted effort to reintegrate workers with criminal histories into the labor force, employers are losing out on a big pool of willing workers. Anneken Tappe, CNN, 18 Feb. 2022 Smart has made a more concerted effort this season at being a floor leader instead of an indiscriminate chucker of 3-pointers. Globe Staff,, 30 Jan. 2022 But there is a growing conviction that a more concerted effort is required if corporations are to not to miss opportunities and so become vulnerable to start-ups. Roger Trapp, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 Aside from the detectives — fictional characters Black devised to tie together the disparate strands of the book — the showrunner made a concerted effort to stick to the facts. Meredith Blakestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 The focus on Birmingham is part of a concerted effort across U.K. companies to move productions out of London. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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17 May 2022

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“Concerted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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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