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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Account assets can now be used to pay up to $10,000 per year, per student, of private-school tuition for K-12, as long as the state sponsoring the plan concurs. Laura Saunders, WSJ, "Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law—Before the End of the Year," 2 Nov. 2018 All the scientists, however, concur that today's rising seas are swiftly wearing away Roanoke's northern end. Andrew Lawler, Science | AAAS, "Archaeologists start a new hunt for the fabled Lost Colony of the New World," 6 June 2018 However, the concurring opinion penned by Justice Robert Jackson proved to be critical to understanding the boundaries of presidential power. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "What 'The Twilight Zone' has to do with one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in history," 28 Sep. 2018 Dermatologist and founder of Smarter Skin Dermatology Sejal Shah concurs. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "How to Use Retinols on Sensitive Skin, According to Dermatologists," 23 Aug. 2018 As the lead author, Doriot, R-Syracuse, has the right to concur with the House version or file a dissent, sending the bill to conference committee where a small panel of House and Senate members would hash out a final version. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "Immigration angst could put DACA job licensing fix in peril," 12 Mar. 2018 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

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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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