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Definitions of concern

  1. be about; have to do with; be relevant to; refer, pertain, or relate to; " What's this novel all about?"; " There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
  2. a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; " he bought his brother's business"; " a small mom- and- pop business"; " a racially integrated business concern"
  3. an anxious feeling; " care had aged him"; " they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
  4. be on the mind of; " What is worrying you?"
  5. something that interests you because it is important or affects you; " the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
  6. something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; " New York traffic is a constant concern"; " it's a major worry"
  7. a feeling of sympathy for someone or something; " She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"
  8. have to do with or be relevant to; " There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; " My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
  9. be on the mind of; " I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
  10. To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
  11. To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.
  12. To be of importance.
  13. That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair.
  14. That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment.
  15. Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety.
  16. Persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern.
  17. To relate or belong to; interest or engage; make uneasy.
  18. That which belongs or relates to one; business; affair; interest; anxiety; a business firm; colloquially, a contrivance.
  19. To relate or belong to: to affect or interest: to make uneasy.
  20. That which concerns or belongs to one: interest: regard: anxiety: a business or those connected with it.
  21. CONCERNMENT.
  22. Interest; solicitude; business.
  23. To affect; interest.
  24. To relate or belong to; interest; affect; trouble.
  25. That which concerns one; affair; business; anxiety.
  26. Solicitude; interest.
  27. That which belongs to or concerns one; business; interest; solicitude; anxiety; business in which a number are interested.
  28. To relate or belong to; to interest or affect; to disturb; to make uneasy.
  29. That which relates or belongs to one; business, interest, or affair; anxiety; careful regard; a business or those connected with it.
  30. To relate or belong to; to interest or affect; to be of importance to; to take an interest in.
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Usage examples for concern

  1. What have I in the world to do that is worth doing save concern myself with my country and my friends? – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  2. The concern will turn out well ... – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
  3. " Oh it doesn't concern you that way. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  4. You may trust me to the death in all matters that concern her whom you call your gracious lady. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  5. Did I ever feel a deep concern about my soul? – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  6. " I understand your concern, then," he replied. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  7. His sister called him to her side with an air of concern. – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  8. They are not our concern, yours and mine. – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. " Dear me, dear me, dear me," exclaimed Mr. Duffy with great concern. – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  10. She is a partner in the concern. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  11. " Miss Hannah's satisfied and happy and it's nobody else's concern. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. You are not to concern yourself about it. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  13. My friendship can't possibly be any concern of yours." – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  14. " It is no longer any concern of mine," I said. – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  15. She looked at me fully, with no fear in her eyes, but with quick, intelligent concern. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  16. One way or another, it is a matter of no real concern to me. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  17. His whole concern is about affairs on the earth. – Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation by S. D. Gordon
  18. What concern is it of any one else?" – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  19. Sam in his concern for her situation forgot himself. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  20. Forget your own concern. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
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