concerned

adjective
con·​cerned | \ kən-ˈsərnd How to pronounce concerned (audio) \

Definition of concerned

1a : anxious, worried concerned for their safety Concerned citizens protested the mayor's proposal.
b : interested concerned to prove the point She was concerned to show that she could do the job.
2a : interestedly engaged concerned with books and music
b : culpably involved : implicated arrested all concerned

Examples of concerned in a Sentence

The school's decision is being questioned by a group of concerned parents. Her family was very concerned for her safety. Voters are deeply concerned about the economy. a discussion that will be of interest to everyone concerned The lawyers called a meeting of all the concerned parties.
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Recent Examples on the Web Its proponents are concerned that a bilingual person could be hired in preference to one speaking only French, putting Francophones at a disadvantage. The New York Times, Arkansas Online, 10 Oct. 2021 More, about 6 in 10, are at least somewhat concerned that their friends or family members have been part of the problem. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Oct. 2021 Its proponents are concerned that a bilingual person could be hired in preference to one speaking only French, putting Francophones at a disadvantage. New York Times, 9 Oct. 2021 Some are concerned that the potential for the loop project has re-emerged now that another regional transportation advisory group is poised to deliver recommendations for the city’s future growth needs in the coming months. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Oct. 2021 More – about 6 in 10 – are at least somewhat concerned that their friends or family members have been part of the problem. Amanda Seitz And Hannah Fingerhut, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Oct. 2021 That'll come as a relief to some who were concerned that Alitalia's domestic focus was key to its downfall. Julia Buckley, CNN, 8 Oct. 2021 Investors sold off the stocks and bonds of contractors including CoreCivic Inc. and GEO Group Inc. in response, concerned about a pullback in federal support for private prisons. Alexander Saeedy, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2021 Jessica Shortall, managing director of Texas Competes, said some companies are concerned that legislation targeting LGBTQ Texans presents the state as unwelcoming to potential residents. Allyson Waller, Chron, 7 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of concerned

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

History and Etymology for concerned

see concern entry 1

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The first known use of concerned was in 1648

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13 Oct 2021

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“Concerned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concerned. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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concerned

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of concerned

: feeling worry or concern
: having an interest or involvement in something
: having a relation to something

concerned

adjective
con·​cerned | \ kən-ˈsərnd \

Kids Definition of concerned

: feeling interest and worry Teachers met with concerned parents.

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