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Definitions of concern

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

Usage examples for concern

  1. 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
  2. " Oh it doesn't concern you that way. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  3. Did I ever feel a deep concern about my soul? – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  4. " Dear me, dear me, dear me," exclaimed Mr. Duffy with great concern. – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  5. Forget your own concern. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  6. " 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
  7. Sam in his concern for her situation forgot himself. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  8. She looked at me fully, with no fear in her eyes, but with quick, intelligent concern. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  9. What concern is it of any one else?" – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  10. His whole concern is about affairs on the earth. – Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation by S. D. Gordon
  11. You are not to concern yourself about it. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  12. One way or another, it is a matter of no real concern to me. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  13. She is a partner in the concern. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. My friendship can't possibly be any concern of yours." – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  17. " I understand your concern, then," he replied. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
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