- contrived or arranged by agreement; planned or devised together: a concerted effort.
- done or performed together or in cooperation: a concerted attack.
- Music. arranged in parts for several voices or instruments.
Origin of concerted
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- a public musical performance in which a number of singers or instrumentalists, or both, participate.
- a public performance, usually by an individual singer, instrumentalist, or the like; recital: The violinist has given concerts all over the world.
- agreement of two or more individuals in a design or plan; combined action; accord or harmony: His plan was greeted with a concert of abuse.
- designed or intended for concerts: concert hall.
- performed at concerts: concert music.
- performing or capable of performing at concerts: a concert pianist.
- to contrive or arrange by agreement: They were able to concert a settlement of their differences.
- to plan; devise: A program of action was concerted at the meeting.
- to plan or act together.
- in concert, together; jointly: to act in concert.
Origin of concert
Examples from the Web for concerted
The WHO report highlights the extent of suicide globally and the need for concerted and diverse prevention initiatives.Every Country Has a Suicide Problem
September 5, 2014
It will also take a concerted effort by Muslim, governmental, and other community leaders working together to counter extremism.It'll Take More Than Bombs to Stop ISIS
September 2, 2014
For Live Another Day, did you make a concerted effort to not stoke those fires?‘24: Live Another Day’ Showrunners on the Finale, the Dangers of Drones, and Jack Bauer’s Future
July 15, 2014
Grossman documents how the U.S. military made a concerted and deliberate effort to mold more efficient killers.You, Too, Could Be a Homicidal Zealot
July 7, 2014
Worse, it has made a concerted effort in recent years to drive down wages.Henry Ford Understood That Raising Wages Would Bring Him More Profit
January 6, 2014
There is a concerted plan to make us feel we are neither welcome nor wanted.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
Had the thing been concerted it couldn't have fallen out more uniformly.Scaramouche
But whatever they did, it was by concerted action, after a definite design.The Prisoner
It was clear that this was a preconceived, concerted 229 movement.The Web of the Golden Spider
Frederick Orin Bartlett
Ah, thought I, this then is a concerted measure to induce my mother to leave town.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
- mutually contrived, planned, or arranged; combined (esp in the phrases concerted action, concerted effort)
- music arranged in parts for a group of singers or players
- a performance of music by players or singers that does not involve theatrical stagingCompare recital (def. 1)
- (as modifier)a concert version of an opera
- agreement in design, plan, or action
- in concert
- acting in a co-ordinated fashion with a common purpose
- (of musicians, esp rock musicians) performing live
- to arrange or contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
Word Origin and History for concerted
1660s, "agreement, accord, harmony," from French concert (16c.), from Italian concerto "concert, harmony," from concertare "bring into agreement," in Latin "to contend, contest, dispute," from com- "with" (see com-) + certare "to contend, strive," frequentative of certus, variant past participle of cernere "separate, decide" (see crisis).
Before the word entered English, meaning shifted from "to strive against" to "to strive alongside." Sense of "public musical performance" is 1680s. But Klein considers this too much of a stretch and suggests Latin concentare "to sing together" (from con- + cantare "to sing") as the source of the Italian word in the musical sense.