verb (used with object)
- concert grand
Origin of concern
Examples from the Web for concern
We have to share those feelings of concern that the people are feeling.
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|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The concern is that a public accusation would result in an escalation.
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|Monica Potts|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For indeed I am not of consequence enough for my master to concern himself, and be angry about such a creature as me.Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded|Samuel Richardson
What else you have belonging to other poor devils and corporations does not concern me.The Exiles and Other Stories|Richard Harding Davis
The process, being ideal, has no concern, either with observations or experiments.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
It is no concern of mine where his affections may fall, even if it be in an unlicensed quarter.Before the Dawn|Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Perhaps Jenny's concern with it kept her from the perception that not Glenfernie only was changing or had changed.Foes|Mary Johnston
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.