concerted

adjective
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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Police departments throughout Illinois have been equipping officers with the antidote as part of a concerted response to the growing opioid epidemic nationally. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, "To help, not punish: Lake Zurich police join expanding Lake County program for opioid addicts," 8 June 2018 Russia has flourished as a regional power, and Trump’s pursuit of friendlier relations with President Vladimir Putin has been a major stumbling block to any concerted Western response. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Europe’s Total Failure to Resist Trump," 17 May 2018 Aboriginal Australian communities have lobbied long and hard for the return of their ancestors, and many Australian museums have in recent years made a concerted effort to repatriate Aboriginal Australian remains. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "DNA may reconnect Aboriginal Australian remains with modern communities," 27 Dec. 2018 Yiannopoulos openly concedes that his desperate financial situation — and that’s what this is, braggadocio aside — is the result of the concerted campaign against him by his opponents. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Milo Yiannopoulos’s collapse shows that no-platforming can work," 5 Dec. 2018 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report says that absent concerted effort, cities like New Orleans and New York will face extensive flooding. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "As cities confront climate change, is density the answer?," 11 Dec. 2018 Governments have begun to take concerted action in the last few years. Ari Altstedter, Bloomberg.com, "The Startups Waging War Against Superbugs," 25 June 2018 After concerted global action, the hole in the ozone layer was gradually beginning to mend, but scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have discovered a sharp rise in CFCs from an unknown source. James Griffiths, CNN, "Ozone-destroying emissions are on the rise and scientists don't know why," 16 May 2018 All of this is a concerted effort to taint whatever Mueller does, and to make the public question the integrity of that investigation. Sean Illing, Vox, "What does Michael Cohen’s plea deal mean for Trump? I asked 9 legal experts.," 29 Nov. 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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concerted

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of concerted

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

concerted

adjective
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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