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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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.”
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Recent Examples on the Web Green said the original motion the former council voted on that dealt with standard renewal of benefits will stand after concurring with different experts. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "New Warren Council ready to rescind lifetime health care vote," 26 Nov. 2019 Many Democrats, especially those in South Florida, concurred, and routinely assailed Maduro themselves. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, "The Fight for the Latino Vote in Florida," 16 Sep. 2019 Ravitch’s report indicated two doctors concur the cardiac arrest was the cause of death and that there was a high level of methamphetamine in Wroth’s system, Schwartz said. Bay City News, The Mercury News, "Rhonert Park to challenge jury’s $4M award to family of man who died in police confrontation," 22 June 2019 The provision benefiting Handy Technologies was sponsored by Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the House concurred with the provision. Steve Bousquet, miamiherald, "$89 billion budget is approved in overtime session for Legislature | Miami Herald," 11 Mar. 2018 For his part, Donald Trump—who thinks America has in the past been a soft touch—in effect concurred with Mr Putin’s criticism, pledging to put narrow American interests first. The Economist, "A century ago America saved millions of Russians from starvation," 9 Nov. 2019 Attorneys representing the city note that Justice R. Patrick DeWine concurred with the majority in the judgment only. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "Cleveland asks Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider ruling throwing out Fannie Lewis law," 9 Oct. 2019 His Oregonian colleague, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D), concurred. Nicholas Florko, STAT, "2019 was supposed to be the year Washington lowered drug prices. What happened?," 20 Dec. 2019 And experts in language and cognition concurred, pointing out that a misplaced apostrophe was unlikely to confuse anybody, and, in fact, apostrophes could likely be eliminated from written English altogether with no ill effect. Author: Antonia Noori Farzan, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Ignorance and laziness’ win: Former editor ends battle to put the apostrophe in its correct place," 2 Dec. 2019

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

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“Concur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of concur

formal : to agree with someone or something


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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