concur

verb

con·​cur kən-ˈkər How to pronounce concur (audio)
kän-
concurred; concurring

intransitive verb

1
a
: to express agreement
concur with an opinion
b
: approve
concur in a statement
2
: to act together to a common end or single effect
3
: to happen together : coincide
4
obsolete : to come together : meet
Choose the Right Synonym for concur

agree, concur, coincide mean to come into or be in harmony regarding a matter of opinion.

agree implies complete accord usually attained by discussion and adjustment of differences.

on some points we all can agree

concur often implies approval of someone else's statement or decision.

if my wife concurs, it's a deal

coincide, used more often of opinions, judgments, wishes, or interests than of people, implies total agreement.

their wishes coincide exactly with my desire

Example Sentences

In Washington, Robert B. Zoellick, president of the World Bank, concurs that only a multinational solution can really work. Peter Gumbel, Time, 20 Oct. 2008 "I'm fine for money, Dmitri," he responded casually. "My needs are very simple." "Yes," the Soviet concurred, a tinge of mystery in his voice, "you seem to lack for nothing … " Erich Segal, The Class, (1985) 1986 For New York, to Mrs. Archer's mind, never changed without changing for the worse; and in this view Miss Sophy Jackson heartily concurred. Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence, 1920 We concur that more money should be spent on education. “I think more time is needed.” “I concur.”
Recent Examples on the Web Most researchers concur that there are three dimensions of empathy, according to Jamil Zaki, a Stanford University neuroscientist. Elizabeth Chang, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2022 But climate scientists are already analyzing the matter, and experts concur that drought conditions and record-breaking high temperatures that kicked off early this year exacerbated the wildfire situation. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Aug. 2022 Experts also concur Putin looks to be in good health despite reports to the contrary. Haley Chi-sing | Fox News, Fox News, 24 Oct. 2022 Many Indonesian scientists concur, but very few want to talk about it publicly. Bydyna Rochmyaningsih, science.org, 7 Oct. 2022 Workers concur: 70% of business travelers said that face-to-face meetings are essential in achieving their business objectives. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 3 Oct. 2022 Our readers concur; giving it high scores for cost/value (8.3) and ease of use (8.3). Eric Griffith, PCMAG, 21 Sep. 2022 Employees concur, based on the responses that helped Precoa earn this designation. Cathie Ericson, oregonlive, 21 Sep. 2022 There are plenty of other estimates swirling about, up to unspecified Ukrainian sources who concur with the 4 Su-30M and 5-Su-24 but also add in 8 Su-27 as well as 6 Mi-6 transport helicopters. David Hambling, Forbes, 11 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English concurren "to operate in concert, agree," borrowed from Latin concurrere "to assemble in haste, resort to in large numbers, collide, exist simultaneously, be in agreement," from con- con- + currere "to run, flow" — more at current entry 1

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of concur was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Concur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concur. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

concur

verb
con·​cur kən-ˈkər How to pronounce concur (audio)
kän-
concurred; concurring
1
: to act together : combine
several events concurred to mark the occasion as special
2
: to be in agreement : accord
concur with an opinion
3
: to happen together : coincide

Legal Definition

concur

intransitive verb
con·​cur kən-ˈkər How to pronounce concur (audio)
concurred; concurring
1
: to happen at the same time
2
: to express agreement
he shall have power…to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur U.S. Constitution art. II
specifically : to join in an appellate decision compare dissent

Note: A judge or justice may concur with the decision of the court but not agree with the reasons set forth in the opinion. Often a separate opinion is written in such a case.

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