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  1. con·cern
    IPA[kənˈsərn]
  2. verb

    • 1. relate to; be about:

      the story concerns a friend of mine this fable is concerned with forgiveness and redemption
      Synonym : be about, deal with, cover, treat, have to do with, discuss, tell of, go into, examine, scrutinize, study, review, analyze, relate to, be connected with, pertain to, appertain to, regard
    • 2. be relevant or important to; affect or involve:

      many thanks to all concerned they should not pry into what does not concern them
      Synonym : affect, be the business of, involve, be relevant to, apply to, pertain to, have a bearing on, bear on, impact on, be of importance to, be important to, interest, be of interest to
    • 3. interest or involve oneself in:

      we need not concern ourselves with the semantics of this language
    • 4. have a specific connection with or responsibility for:

      the organs concerned in digestion and in blood-making
      Synonym : involve oneself in, interest oneself in, take an interest in, be interested/involved in, take a hand in, busy oneself with, occupy oneself with, devote one's time to, bother oneself with, notice, take notice of
    • 5. regard it as important or interesting to do something:

      I was mainly concerned with making something that children could enjoy
    • 6. worry (someone); make anxious:

      the roof of the barn concerns me because eventually it will fall in you must not concern yourself about me
      Synonym : worry, disturb, trouble, bother, perturb, unsettle, make anxious, distress, upset, agitate, cause disquiet to, disquiet

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: concern, plural noun: concerns

    • v.: verb: concern, 3rd person present: concerns, gerund or present participle: concerning, past tense: concerned, past participle: concerned

    • verb

      relate to; be about:

      be relevant or important to; affect or involve:

    • noun

      anxiety; worry:

      a cause of anxiety or worry:

    • preposition

      on the subject of or in connection with; about:
    • adjective

      causing anxiety; worrying:
    • adjective

      worried, troubled, or anxious:
    • preposition

      on the subject of or in connection with; about:
    • adjective

      causing anxiety; worrying:
    • adjective

      worried, troubled, or anxious:
    • noun

      a person who disingenuously expresses concern about an issue with the intention of undermining or derailing genuine discussion:
    • noun

      the action or practice of disingenuously expressing concern about an issue in order to undermine or derail genuine discussion:
    • noun

      the action or practice of disingenuously expressing concern about an issue in order to undermine or derail genuine discussion:
    • noun

      a business that is operating and making a profit:
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