In the meanwhile the authorities of the town were concerting measures to prevent the threatened collision.
I'll lay my life, if there was any concerting in it, 'twas between Robin and the maid Barbara.
Ireland is grown tumultuous, is concerting a non-importation agreement, and gives symptoms of an insurrection.
It cannot be said that a true significance is achieved in proportion to the number of concerting themes.
Of his adventures there in concerting a rising we know nothing.
The only use to which he could turn this time of horrible suspense was in concerting a plan of action with his colleagues.
Renzo returned early in the morning, and Agnes and he busied themselves in concerting the operations of the evening.
Both united in the same party, and engaged in concerting the same measures, we frequently met in public, and sometimes even alone.
In concerting a plan of offensive operations from Bohemia, the allies were going far to determine the conduct of Austria.
Among the friends who came to visit him, with the view of concerting measures for his defence, was the Marquis of Hamilton.
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.