verb (used with object)
Origin of concern
Synonyms for concern
Antonyms for concern
Related Words for concerninterest, matter, thing, involvement, burden, worry, apprehension, attention, unease, consideration, disturb, perturb, bother, regard, involve, trouble, firm, affair, transaction, entanglement
Examples from the Web for concern
Contemporary Examples of concern
We have to share those feelings of concern that the people are feeling.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder
January 7, 2015
This concern ceased after the Spanish warned of severe punitive measures on the family members of suicides.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
The concern is that a public accusation would result in an escalation.U.S. Should Make North Korea Pay for Sony Hack
Gordon G. Chang
December 18, 2014
Some of the concern over student debt is likely driven by the startling headline numbers.The Student Loan Crisis That Isn’t About Kids at Harvard
November 30, 2014
But concern about the lake is fuelling hostilities that could prove problematic for the government and investors.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution
November 30, 2014
Historical Examples of concern
The devotion to and concern for our institutions are deep and sincere.
She looked with concern and anger upon me—No compliance, I find!
America, at its best, matches a commitment to principle with a concern for civility.
Austin rose and bent over Katherine's chair in some concern.Viviette
William J. Locke
But should it not, and should it fall into their hands, it would not concern me but for your sake.
Word Origin for concern
early 15c., "perceive, distinguish," also "refer to, relate to," from Middle French concerner, from Medieval Latin concernere "concern, touch, belong to," figurative use of Late Latin concernere "to sift, mix, as in a sieve," from Latin com- "with" (see com-) + cernere "to sift," hence "perceive, comprehend" (see crisis). Apparently the sense of the prefix shifted to intensive in Medieval Latin. Meaning "worry" is 17c. Related: Concerned; concerning. Letter opening to whom it may concern attested by 1740.
1580s, from concern (v.).
see as far as that goes (is concerned); to whom it may concern.