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

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.”
Recent Examples on the Web Sounds like trouble, Thompson concurs with a smile. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 5 June 2024 In a May 12 interview on CBS News, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. government concurs with an Israeli assessment that 16,000 civilians and 14,000 terrorists have been killed since the outbreak of war. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 13 May 2024 Results from the experimentation found that without assistance, astronauts would impulsively exert themselves to perform a post-fall recovery, which resulted in high energy consumption and instabilities maintaining an upright posture, concurring with prior NASA studies. Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum, 17 May 2024 The official also stated that DHS concurred with all four of the report’s recommendations. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for concur 

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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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“Concur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concur. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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 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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