concur

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

Definition of concur

intransitive verb

1a : 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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for concur

Synonyms

agree, coincide

Antonyms

differ, disagree

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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

Examples of concur in a Sentence

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.” Auntie Margaret doesn’t concur on that one. My mother expands, What was that woman thinking letting her daughter go to the store at eight o’clock at night? —“Part Twenty-six” P. 149, GIRLS OF TENDER AGE, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, Free Press, New York 2006 The sequence of events that resulted in Starr's referral followed from a similarly light-minded use of words. When Paula Jones brought a frivolous lawsuit against the President of the United States, the Supreme Court unanimously concurred in the opinion that any elitist distinction between a sitting president and a Washington cabdriver was anti-democratic. —"Notebook" P. 12, Lewis H. Lapham, HARPER'S MAGAZINE Vol. 297 No. 1782, November 1998
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Matthew Rosenberg, of M-Rad Architecture in Los Angeles, concurs. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "Goodbye, Showy Chandeliers. Hello, Low-Key Lighting That Transforms Rooms," 25 Jan. 2019 Merkel concurred that Iran has inserted itself in its neighbors' crises with support for Hezbollah in Lebanon and for Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces against rebel fighters, some of them allied with the U.S. Noah Bierman, latimes.com, "Merkel follows Macron to Washington in hopes of holding Trump to Iran nuclear deal," 27 Apr. 2018 Brett McGurk, the State Department’s special envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, concurred. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "Can Trump really quit Syria?," 5 Apr. 2018 President Michael Drake, other officials and committees concurred. Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "Ohio State University revokes Bill Cosby's honorary doctorate degree," 6 Apr. 2018 Her fellow Girl Scout, Evelyn, concurred, and hopes to pursue a career in engineering. NBC News, "Girl Scouts fight cybercrime with new cybersecurity badge," 4 Mar. 2018 Twitter user @hrhkatemeghan concurred that Kate is wearing Princess Diana's Diamond and South Sea Pearl dangle earrings, which the late royal was photographed wearing on several occasions. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Paid Tribute to Princess Diana at the BAFTAs with the Perfect Pair of Earrings," 10 Feb. 2019 In an interview Monday, Gus Kelly chief executive of AerCap, which as the world’s biggest aircraft leasing company knows the requirements of airlines around the globe, concurred that there’s a big enough market for such a new plane. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Boeing working intensely to firm up plans for proposed ‘797’," 17 July 2018 Swinton concurred on the cape-sleeve number, with the brocade suit and the feathered white satin dressing gown coming in close behind. Vogue, "Chanel Conquers Venice With Tilda Swinton, Naomi Watts, and More," 7 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of concur

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for concur

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

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concur

verb

English Language Learners Definition of concur

formal : to agree with someone or something

concur

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

Kids Definition of concur

1 : to act or happen together … those measures of life, which nature and Providence concurred to present me with …— Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
2 : to be in agreement (as in action or opinion) : accord The two judges concurred.
con·​cur | \ kən-ˈkər How to pronounce concur (audio) \
concurred; concurring

Legal Definition of concur

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 concurU.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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