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 The resolution approved by the House concurs with the recommendation of the commission. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan Supreme Court justices could get salary bump for first time in 19 years," 5 Nov. 2019 The former Boeing pilot concurs about the flight pattern not remotely fitting an activation of MCAS. Author: Dominic Gates, Anchorage Daily News, "Boeing’s defense of 737 MAX flight-control system in wake of pilot messages stands up," 22 Oct. 2019 Not that the facts are in much dispute: Most everyone concurs that Gov. Jim Justice does not spend them in Charleston, the capital. Campbell Robertson, New York Times, "Is It Unconstitutional to Sleep in Your Home? For a Governor, Perhaps," 22 Aug. 2019 Federal grand juries are made up of about 16 to 23 people, and at least 12 must concur with prosecutors to issue an indictment, according to Justice Department guidelines. Adam Goldman, New York Times, "Justice Dept. Rejects Andrew McCabe’s Bid to Avoid Charges," 12 Sep. 2019 The chief pathologist was altering his deputy's reviews to show them as concurring with all of Levy's diagnoses, according to the indictment and people familiar with his actions. Anchorage Daily News, "How Veterans Affairs failed to stop a pathologist who misdiagnosed 3,000 cases," 30 Aug. 2019 The Lancet panel used models from the same Oxford group and will concur with many of SAGme’s findings, Dondorp says. Martin Enserink, Science | AAAS, "Is setting a deadline for eradicating malaria a good idea? Scientists are divided," 27 Aug. 2019 The Ditch Mitch crowd wholeheartedly concurred with PFF’s conclusion that only six NFL teams will enter this season with a worse starting quarterback. David Haugh,, "Column: The Bears can be great in 2019 if Mitch Trubisky is merely good," 22 Aug. 2019 John Rodriguez, who is a Police Officers Standards and Training use-of-force instructor, and Rodriguez concurred with Rembisz’s conclusion, the report shows. Nicholas Rondinone,, "Probe clears New Britain police officer involved in 2017 deadly shooting of using excessive force in July arrest," 16 Aug. 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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15 Nov 2019

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“Concur.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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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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