concerted

adjective

con·​cert·​ed kən-ˈsər-təd How to pronounce concerted (audio)
1
a
: 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.
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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Word History

Etymology

see concert entry 2

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of concerted was in 1652

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Cite this Entry

“Concerted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concerted. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

concerted

adjective
con·​cert·​ed kən-ˈsərt-əd How to pronounce concerted (audio)
1
a
: mutually planned or agreed on
concerted effort
b
: performed at the same time
concerted artillery fire
2
: being music written to be performed by several voices or instruments

Legal Definition

concerted

adjective
con·​cert·​ed kən-ˈsər-təd How to pronounce concerted (audio)
1
: mutually contrived or agreed upon
the concerted pursuit of lawful…endsL. H. Tribe
2
: acting together toward a common end
concerted wrongdoers

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