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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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, chicagotribune.com, "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 The demonstrations over economic hardships that erupted Dec. 28 in the holy city of Mashhad, and rapidly grew into a major challenge to Iran’s ruling clerics, might have resulted in a more concerted attempt to address such issues. Ladane Nasseri, Bloomberg.com, "Smog Choking Iran's Oil Belt Tests Leaders Hit by Protests," 24 Jan. 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. 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

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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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