con·​cert·​ed | \ kən-ˈsər-təd How to pronounce concerted (audio) \

Definition of concerted

1a : mutually contrived or agreed on a concerted effort a concerted agreement
b : performed in unison concerted artillery fire The slowdown was a concerted action by the workers.
2 : arranged in parts for several voices or instruments The concerted pieces were interspersed with solos.

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Other Words from concerted

concertedly adverb
concertedness noun

Examples of concerted in a Sentence

They made a concerted effort to make her feel welcome. a victory like that results only from the concerted effort of the entire team
Recent Examples on the Web The Biden administration has made a concerted effort to try to close supply chain gaps and has pushed the president’s infrastructure plan as a means of addressing systemic supply chain issues. Matthew Vann, ABC News, 15 Oct. 2021 While the living room tree holds the memorial ornaments, Jess and her husband, Tyler, make a concerted effort to create and display Christmas memories in every nook and cranny of their home. Lacey Howard, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Oct. 2021 Empathy requires making a concerted effort to know and account for the realities and values of individuals. Glenn Llopis, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 There's been a concerted effort to tamp down overdoses through a number of avenues. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, 12 Oct. 2021 The 49ers made a concerted effort to draft and sign players who have a track record of staying on the field this past offseason. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Oct. 2021 During the offseason and training camp, Mayfield made a concerted effort to improve his chemistry with both players, so the combined 3-of-12 performance (25%) was particularly perplexing. cleveland, 4 Oct. 2021 Scholars say that though individuals had often faced the ire of Hindu nationalists in the past, the concerted effort to shut down the conference is unprecedented. Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2021 There has also been a concerted effort to promote the vaccine booster shot. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 30 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of concerted

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

History and Etymology for concerted

see concert entry 2

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The first known use of concerted was in 1652

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20 Oct 2021

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“Concerted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of concerted

: done in a planned and deliberate way usually by several or many people


con·​cert·​ed | \ kən-ˈsər-təd How to pronounce concerted (audio) \

Legal Definition of concerted

1 : mutually contrived or agreed upon the concerted pursuit of lawful…ends— L. H. Tribe
2 : acting together toward a common end concerted wrongdoers

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