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 concern concern

noun

  • () something that interests you because it is important or affects you  ( concern )
    something that interests you because it is important or affects you
     the safety of the ship is the captain's concern
    the safety of the ship is the captain's concern
  • () an anxious feeling  ( care, fear, concern )
    an anxious feeling
     care had aged him
    care had aged him
     they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction
    they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction
  • () something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness  ( vexation, concern, headache, worry )
    something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
     New York traffic is a constant concern
    New York traffic is a constant concern
     it's a major worry
    it's a major worry
  • () a feeling of sympathy for someone or something  ( concern )
    a feeling of sympathy for someone or something
     She felt strong concern for those less fortunate
    She felt strong concern for those less fortunate
  • () a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it  ( business organisation, business organization, concern, business concern, business )
    a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
     he bought his brother's business
    he bought his brother's business
     a small mom-and-pop business
    a small mom-and-pop business
     a racially integrated business concern
    a racially integrated business concern
  • verb

  • () be relevant to  ( have to do with, touch on, bear on, touch, come to, pertain, relate, refer, concern )
    be relevant to
     There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    There were lots of questions referring to her talk
     My remark pertained to your earlier comments
    My remark pertained to your earlier comments
  • () be on the mind of  ( worry, interest, occupy, concern )
    be on the mind of
     I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift
    I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift