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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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 The decline is attributed to a concerted effort by South Sudan’s government and partners that began before the civil war erupted in 2013. Sam Mednick, The Seattle Times, "In South Sudan, midwives bring down deaths despite the odds," 13 Apr. 2019 France has made a concerted effort to search for and buy back pieces in an attempt to restore the collection. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A 40-Carat Diamond Ring with Ties to the French Royal Family Was Just Recovered by Police in Paris," 8 Apr. 2019 Juncker also said Europe should get a concerted approach toward the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s vast infrastructure project to link China with Africa, Europe and beyond. Sylvie Corbet, The Seattle Times, "China’s Xi, European leaders form trade policy partnership," 26 Mar. 2019 Their job—now and in the coming decade—is, in a supple, clever and concerted way, to save the free-market system from those who would dismantle it. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "Republicans Need to Save Capitalism," 14 Feb. 2019 With its myriad systems and bonkers controls, accomplishing even the most basic of tasks in game requires concerted self-training. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "If You Can't Beat It, Code It," 17 Dec. 2018 The post has been left vacant at a tense time on the peninsula, with a series of provocative nuclear and missile tests by North Korea last year and a concerted diplomatic outreach by South Korean President Moon. Ben Westcott, CNN, "Trump's ambassador switch risks estranging Australia and angering China," 25 Apr. 2018 Even if seriously concerted efforts are made to lower carbon dioxide emissions and promote more equitable development, millions will still be displaced because of the inevitable warming that is already baked in. Andrea Thompson, Scientific American, "Wave of Climate Migration Looms, but It “Doesn't Have to Be a Crisis”," 23 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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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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