concur

verb
con·cur | \kən-ˈkər, 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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In 2015, Anthony Kennedy filed a concurring opinion in Davis v. Ayala, a death-penalty case in which the Court (joined by Kennedy) sided against the defendant. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "America under Brett Kavanaugh," 11 July 2018 Monica Lewis, a Burbank resident and lifelong parishioner at St. Robert, concurred with Savant, adding that Reilly was practically another member of her family. Anthony Clark Carpio, latimes.com, "Hundreds of St. Robert Bellarmine parishioners pay tribute to late Monsignor Patrick Reilly," 17 Apr. 2018 Captain Vincent Kompany concurred, and the consensus in the City camp is that they were just beaten by the better team on the pitch. SI.com, "Kevin De Bruyne Insists Liverpool Fans' Pre-Match Bus Attack Didn't Unsettle Man City Players," 5 Apr. 2018 Several other Milwaukee officers who worked in the homicide and property divisions during that time concurred. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A killer left DNA evidence behind. But Milwaukee police destroyed it.," 22 June 2018 Judging by his performance from the opening tip of Game 2, James concurred. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Pacers Earn the Wrath of a Resolute LeBron James," 18 Apr. 2018 However, the full committee has now concurred and released the official, unclassified summary of its initial findings. Erin Kelly, USA TODAY, "Senate panel says Russia intervened in 2016 election to help Donald Trump, undercut Hillary Clinton," 3 July 2018 Karen Campos said the kids were happy and their eyes, looking at the generous amount of food put in front of their small faces, concurred. J. Harry Jones, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Pizza and chicken wings for the homeless of Escondido," 15 June 2018 Last month British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson concurred. Hilary Mcgann, CNN, "Russia 2018: LGBT members face 'significant risk' at World Cup, UK Foreign Office warns," 8 June 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

: to agree with someone or something

concur

verb
con·cur | \kən-ˈkər \
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 \
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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