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[kuh n-kur] /kənˈkɜr/
verb (used without object), concurred, concurring.
to accord in opinion; agree:
Do you concur with his statement?
to cooperate; work together; combine; be associated:
Members of both parties concurred.
to coincide; occur at the same time:
His graduation concurred with his birthday.
Obsolete. to run or come together; converge.
Origin of concur
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin concurrere to run together, meet, be in agreement, equivalent to con- con- + currere to run; cf. concourse, current
Related forms
concurringly, adverb
preconcur, verb (used without object), preconcurred, preconcurring.
unconcurred, adjective
unconcurring, adjective
Synonym Study
1. See agree. Unabridged
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  • Millar knows, of course, the step I have taken; perhaps he concurs in it; indeed, I 'm sure he does.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • These views having been submitted to the acting Secretary of War, he concurs in them.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • Shames concurs with a "Yehs, Pappah," which provokes roars of laughter.

  • Cardan concurs with him, Few there are (for aught I can perceive) well in their wits.

    The Anatomy of Melancholy Democritus Junior
  • It is moderate and becoming enough, and he has imparted it to the Duke of Wellington, who concurs in his view.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
British Dictionary definitions for concurs


verb (intransitive) -curs, -curring, -curred
to agree; be of the same mind; be in accord
to combine, act together, or cooperate
to occur simultaneously; coincide
(rare) to converge
Derived Forms
concurringly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin concurrere to run together, from currere to run
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for concurs



early 15c., "collide, clash in hostility," from Latin concurrere "to run together, assemble hurriedly; clash, fight," in transferred use, "to happen at the same time," from com- "together" (see com-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Sense of "to coincide, happen at the same time" is 1590s; that of "to agree in opinion" is 1580s in English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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