concerted

adjective
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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Current and former employees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation, said the administrator embarked on a concerted campaign to line up employment opportunities for her. Anchorage Daily News, "EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife land job at conservative group," 13 June 2018 Current and former employees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation, said the administrator embarked on a concerted campaign to line up employment opportunities for her. chicagotribune.com, "EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife land job at conservative group," 13 June 2018 Mattis also raised concerns that a concerted bombing campaign could escalate into a wider conflict between Russia, Iran and the West. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump launches strikes on Syria over suspected chemical weapons attack," 14 Apr. 2018 These laws were the result of a concerted National Rifle Association lobbying campaign. Michael Siegel, Houston Chronicle, "6 infographics to explain how the firearms industry impacts gun culture in America," 27 Feb. 2018 Getting to this point in Williams’s career took concerted effort. Michelle Garcia, Vox, "Serena Williams, working mom hero," 11 July 2018 Against a mobile quarterback in Hinton, Louisville has to make a concerted effort — for the fifth straight week — to get into the backfield and put pressure on the quarterback. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "How Louisville football can (and can't) lose to Wake Forest," 9 July 2018 While plastic straws are not a major source of plastic waste oceans, straws have become the plastic boogeyman, and there has been a concerted effort by activists to reduce their use. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Hyatt Hotels, Like Starbucks, Says 'Good-Bye' to Plastic Straws," 9 July 2018 But some are beginning to question whether the delays are evidence of a concerted effort to keep transgender recruits out, despite the court rulings. New York Times, "Ban Was Lifted, but Transgender Recruits Still Can’t Join Up," 5 July 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 \

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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