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 Elizabeth is supposed to come off as terrible, but circumstances outside the movie's control will have audiences inclined to concur with her disdain of Sean. Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune, "Great performances bring truth to otherwise phony 'Pieces of a Woman'," 8 Jan. 2021 President Hartzell and the chair of our Board of Regents, Kevin Eltife, concur with this recommendation and have approved the change. Creg Stephenson |, al, "Tom Herman out as Texas head football coach," 2 Jan. 2021 The Senate’s last vote was to concur on an amendment to Senate Bill 375 made in the Ohio House that would create a working group to study and recommend protocols for the safe and hygienic operation of county fairs and other festivals. cleveland, "Lawmakers send Gov. Mike DeWine a bill reversing his order to limit county fairs during coronavirus outbreak," 18 Dec. 2020 In 2000, Nebraska imposed term limits of two consecutive four-year terms on legislators, a move made primarily, many senators concur, to kick Chambers out for a little while. Oliver Whang, National Geographic, "This rebel lawmaker preserved Nebraska’s unique electoral system," 16 Nov. 2020 In federal court Wednesday, prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed Roemhild would be allowed to return to Connecticut and live with her parents, and get treatment at a hospital there, so long as state courts concur. Eliot Kleinberg, USA TODAY, "Federal assault charges filed against woman for charging Mar-a-Lago barrier in SUV," 28 Oct. 2020 The Senate voted 23-13 to send HB 4 back to the House, which voted 54-30 to concur in the Senate’s amendments. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Louisiana Legislature votes to give itself the right to tweak governor's emergency order," 21 Oct. 2020 Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman likely would concur. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Derrick Henry: ‘I’ve been doing too many curls’," 14 Oct. 2020 Most Wall Street analysts concur that Corporate America will begin to show growth—strong growth, even—beginning next year. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Why earnings season could be the next big lift for stocks," 12 Oct. 2020

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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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31 Jan 2021

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“Concur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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