concerning

[ kuh n-sur-ning ]
/ kənˈsɜr nɪŋ /

preposition

relating to; regarding; about: a discussion concerning foreign aid.

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Origin of concerning

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at concern, -ing2

Definition for concerning (2 of 2)

concern
[ kuhn-surn ]
/ kənˈsɜrn /

verb (used with object)

noun

Origin of concern

1375–1425; late Middle English concernen (< Middle French concerner) < Medieval Latin concernere to relate to, distinguish (Late Latin: to mix for sifting), equivalent to Latin con- con- + cernere to sift

OTHER WORDS FROM concern

o·ver·con·cern, noun, verb (used with object)pre·con·cern, noun, verb (used with object)self-con·cern, noun

synonym study for concern

6. Concern, care, worry connote an uneasy and burdened state of mind. Concern implies an anxious sense of interest in something: concern over a friend's misfortune. Care suggests a heaviness of spirit caused by dread, or by the constant pressure of burdensome demands: Poverty weighs a person down with care. Worry is an active state of agitated uneasiness and restless apprehension: He was distracted by worry over the stock market.
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British Dictionary definitions for concerning (1 of 2)

concerning
/ (kənˈsɜːnɪŋ) /

preposition

about; regarding; on the subject of

adjective

worrying or troublesome

British Dictionary definitions for concerning (2 of 2)

concern
/ (kənˈsɜːn) /

verb (tr)

to relate to; be of importance or interest to; affect
(usually foll by with or in) to involve or interest (oneself)he concerns himself with other people's affairs

noun

Word Origin for concern

C15: from Late Latin concernere to mingle together, from Latin com- together + cernere to sift, distinguish
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Idioms and Phrases with concerning

concern

see as far as that goes (is concerned); to whom it may concern.

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