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

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For the time being, promoting language diversity online still requires the concerted effort of humans. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Bridging the Internet's Digital Language Divide," 13 June 2019 In the decade since the financial crisis, there have been concerted efforts to address some of the biggest failings, particularly analysis of the financial sector. Eshe Nelson, Quartz, "Economics needs to do more than attract women to solve its gender problem," 11 June 2019 Enrollment had been declining in the Lennox School District for more than a decade by the time Taylor decided to open the virtual academy in 2016, part of a concerted effort to build enrollment, The Times reported. Howard Blume,, "Ex-school district leader found dead two months after stepping down amid questions," 10 June 2019 Advocates say a concerted effort from lawmakers is needed to ensure HBCUs get equal and consistent access to federal funds — though being so reliant on government dollars has its pitfalls. Dartunorro Clark, NBC News, "At HBCUs, crushing student loan debt is a symptom of even bigger problems," 9 June 2019 Indiana All-Star coach Debbie Guckenberger (Brownsburg) said the All-Stars made a concerted effort to get the ball to Noveroske on the post after Friday’s 79-74 loss to Kentucky in Louisville. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "IU women's basketball gets glimpse of future with 2019 Indiana All-Stars," 8 June 2019 As Lopez wrote: These days, police, particularly in major cities, make concerted efforts to reach out to LGBTQ people. Vox Staff, Vox, "50 years after Stonewall, the NYPD finally apologizes to the LGBTQ community," 6 June 2019 The club’s other four Argentines have been particularly helpful, making a concerted effort to take Fernandez under their wings. Jamie Goldberg,, "Brian Fernandez’s quick adaptation has been crucial for Portland Timbers," 5 June 2019 Yet Austria is unlikely to kick them out in a concerted fashion as Trump tried. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, "Reporter's notebook: Why one Syrian family would not swap Europe for the USA," 5 Mar. 2018

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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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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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