concur

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

Essential Meaning of concur

formal : to agree with someone or something We concur that more money should be spent on education. "I think more time is needed." "I concur."

Full 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 Then the navigators plan flights to concur with phases and positions of the moon or the brighter planets, Venus, Jupiter or Saturn. Aubrey O. Cookman, Popular Mechanics, 9 Sep. 2021 No vote has yet been scheduled in the Senate, which would have to concur for the measure to pass. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 18 Mar. 2021 Other diversity and inclusion officers concur with Ms. Paikeday, and emphasize that with leadership from the top, the virtual office can be designed to embrace all employees. New York Times, 5 Aug. 2021 But West did concur that the finals aren’t like anything else. Greg Moore, The Arizona Republic, 7 July 2021 Several Wall Street firms, such as Morgan Stanley, concur that space will become a trillion-dollar economy by 2040 — an estimate that today’s investors are banking on. Dylan Taylor, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 My only real complaint, which several reviewers concur with, is that the fan is pretty loud, even on the lowest setting. Erin Mayer, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Aug. 2021 On Wednesday, the Planning and Zoning Commission is expected to concur with staff’s recommendation to remove speaker time limitations during public hearings before continuing the matter until Aug. 18. Suzanne Baker, chicagotribune.com, 30 July 2021 The House voted 75-14 to concur with Senate changes and give final approval to the bill. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 17 May 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concur. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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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.

concur

intransitive verb
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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