concerted

adjective

con·​cert·​ed kən-ˈsər-təd How to pronounce concerted (audio)
1
a
: 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.
concertedly adverb
concertedness noun

Example Sentences

They made a concerted effort to make her feel welcome. a victory like that results only from the concerted effort of the entire team
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Word History

Etymology

see concert entry 2

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of concerted was in 1652

Dictionary Entries Near concerted

Cite this Entry

“Concerted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concerted. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

concerted

adjective

con·​cert·​ed kən-ˈsərt-əd How to pronounce concerted (audio)
1
a
: mutually planned or agreed on
concerted effort
b
: performed at the same time
concerted artillery fire
2
: being music written to be performed by several voices or instruments

Legal Definition

concerted

adjective

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