OTHER WORDS FOR concern
OPPOSITES FOR concern
Origin of concern
OTHER WORDS FROM concerno·ver·con·cern, noun, verb (used with object)pre·con·cern, noun, verb (used with object)self-con·cern, noun
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What are other ways to say concern?
As a noun, concern means “worry, solicitude, or anxiety.” How does concern compare to care and worry? Learn more on Thesaurus.com.
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What is a basic definition of concern?
Concern means to relate to or to affect, to interest or engage, or to worry. Concern also has several senses as a noun.
If an issue or problem concerns someone, it means that it involves them or will affect them personally.
- Real-life examples: The price of gas concerns drivers. Stock market prices concern investors. Global warming concerns everyone.
- Used in a sentence: Our conversation doesn’t concern you, so leave us alone.
As a noun, this sense of concern means something that is closely related to something else or something that is a main focus.
- Used in a sentence: Fires are the concern of the fire department.
Concern can also mean to interest someone or draw their attention. In this sense, it is often followed by with or in.
- Real-life examples: You might concern yourself with your friend’s problem because you care about them. When you’re taking a test, your teacher might remind students to be concerned only with their own papers. Your parents concern themselves with your health.
- Used in a sentence: Chuck doesn’t concern himself with other people’s problems.
Concern is used as a noun in this sense to mean a matter or issue that a person cares about.
- Used in a sentence: What my neighbors do to their lawn is no concern of mine.
Lastly, concern means to worry or cause anxiety.
- Real-life examples: You might be concerned about your grades. Politicians are often concerned about whether voters will keep voting for them. Your friend might be concerned about whether you both make the basketball team.
- Used in a sentence: Her brother’s failing health really concerns Joelene, and she has been losing sleep over it.
As a noun, concern is a synonym of words such as worry or anxiety.
- Used in a sentence: We try to ease parents’ concern by showing them that the school is completely safe and monitored.
Where does concern come from?
The first records of concern come from around 1375. It ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin concernere, meaning “to relate to” or “to distinguish.”
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What are some other forms related to concern?
- concerning (preposition, adjective, present tense verb)
- unconcern (noun)
- unconcerned (adjective)
- overconcern (noun, verb)
- preconcern (noun, verb)
- self-concern (noun)
What are some synonyms for concern?
What are some words that share a root or word element with concern?
What are some words that often get used in discussing concern?
How is concern used in real life?
Concern is a common word that often means something matters to someone or causes them anxiety.
I stay out of situations that doesn't concern me!
— Loren LoLondon (@LO_LONDON) July 12, 2016
It really concerns me how many people will blindly defend their idol no matter what they do.
— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) September 21, 2014
Sounds like the province is working to get casinos open. Dr. Henry says she has not seen the plan yet. Says her concern is the safety of not just gamblers but those working at the casinos. #bcpoli #covid19bc
— Richard Zussman (@richardzussman) June 26, 2020
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How to use concern in a sentence
Without school-based counselors and social workers, these concerns may not be investigated.I’m an epidemiologist and a dad. Here’s why I think schools should reopen.|Benjamin P. Linas|July 9, 2020|Vox
I don’t find a lot of concern about his actual policies or what’s in his heart.Is evangelical support for Trump a contradiction?|Sean Illing|July 9, 2020|Vox
These cameras are not always accurate and raise a whole host of privacy concerns.The coronavirus is ushering in a new era of surveillance at work|Erica Pandey|July 7, 2020|Axios
Initially the company had contemplated personalizing ads, using cameras and eye-tracking, on the basis of age and gender but has since declined because of privacy concerns.Cooler Screens is trying to solve digital advertising’s ‘last-mile’ problem|Greg Sterling|July 7, 2020|Search Engine Land
Still, some may argue that culture and conduct concerns are too “squishy” to worry about when near-term economic outlooks are so uncertain.The coronavirus crisis is increasing the risk of bank fraud. Here’s how banks can play defense|matthewheimer|July 7, 2020|Fortune
Scruff believes that sex is not the primary concern of users.Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem|David Levesley|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We have to share those feelings of concern that the people are feeling.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder|Jason McGahan|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The economy has begun to add jobs, but the quality of those jobs is an increasing concern.Christie Blames Parents for Bad Economy|Monica Potts|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Until concern trolls like Sarah Ditum came along trying to cover it up again.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There is a lot of residual concern that Lizard Squad was able to get even this far.The Attack on the Hidden Internet|Marc Rogers|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He turned at the sound of my voice with vastly more concern than he'd betrayed under the muzzle of Piegan's gun.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
It stands very much in the way of that universal adult education which is our present concern.
That—and no existing institution and no current issue—is the primary concern of the present age.
I desire and am endeavoring to be on my guard respecting matters which concern his inclination and not his reason.
The news caused general concern throughout the house, and Ethne was frightfully upset.Uncanny Tales|Various
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Other Idioms and Phrases with concern
see as far as that goes (is concerned); to whom it may concern.