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.”
Recent Examples on the Web Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, executive vice president and chief scientific officer at Intellia Therapeutics, was quick to concur. Megan Molteni, STAT, 4 Apr. 2022 The House already approved House Bill 1079 in its original form, but because there were amendments, the chamber will have to vote on whether to concur with the changes before it can be sent to Gov. Eric Holcomb for consideration. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Mar. 2022 More than 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists concur that anthropogenic temperature change is a reality, and challenges to that claim, while abundant, never stand up to even cursory examination. Nick Scott, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2022 Others in Congress concur with the Pentagon’s assessment that such an operation would risk a direct confrontation between U.S. and Russian aircraft. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 The bill now heads back to the Ohio Senate for a vote on whether to concur with amendments made in the Ohio House. cleveland, 23 Mar. 2022 The key to turning the virus from a Grinch that incites worldwide panic to something more manageable, experts and many policymakers concur, lies in vaccinating hesitant pockets of wealthy countries and the vast majority of many poorer ones. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2021 The Senate voted 24 to 7, along party lines, to concur on technical amendments made to Senate Bill 157 in the House. Laura Hancock, cleveland, 15 Dec. 2021 The next stop for House Bill 126 is a return to the Ohio House, where representatives will vote on whether to concur with changes backed by the developers and commercial property owners in the Senate bill. cleveland, 9 Jan. 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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.


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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