con·​cert·​ed | \kən-ˈsər-təd \

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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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 But that growth might slow without a concerted effort from the government. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "In China, replacing coal and biomass stoves has saved lives," 21 Nov. 2018 There’s been a concerted effort to introduce an effective market for these assets to foster confidence in these investments. Rob Taylor, WSJ, "Drought Tests Australia’s Model Water Market," 8 Nov. 2018 Once passed by both houses, 38 states are required to ratify an amendment, but due to concerted national organizing efforts by anti-ERA groups, like the Eagle Forum and the Mormon Church, the ERA fell just three states short. Kate Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Why the United States Constitution Needs An Equal Rights Amendment," 29 Oct. 2018 In putting these moments on a big screen, and making a concerted effort to relate them faithfully, First Man feels like a grand gift to space fans. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "First Man is a first-rate movie about America’s most revered astronaut," 12 Oct. 2018 Arriving a year and a half ago, Liebreich decided the 92-year-old Asbury should make a more concerted effort to reach out. Tara Bahrampour,, "Retirement communities turn their sights on a once-invisible group: LGBT seniors," 11 July 2018 Arriving a year and a half ago, Liebreich decided the 92-year-old Asbury should make a more concerted effort to reach out. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, "Retirement communities turn their sights on a once-invisible group: LGBT seniors," 8 July 2018 Bad Robot previously dabbled in games and interactive experiences, but the new division appears to be a more concerted effort. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is launching a video game division backed by Tencent," 7 June 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 \

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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