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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

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Idioms for concert

    in concert, together; jointly: to act in concert.

Origin of concert

1595–1605; (noun) < French < Italian concerto; see concerto; (v.) < French concerter < Italian concertare to organize, arrange by mutual agreement, perhaps parasynthetically from con with + certo certain; Latin concertāre (see concertation) is remote in sense

OTHER WORDS FROM concert

post·con·cert, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for concert

concert

noun (ˈkɒnsɜːt, -sət)

  1. a performance of music by players or singers that does not involve theatrical stagingCompare recital (def. 1)
  2. (as modifier)a concert version of an opera
agreement in design, plan, or action
in concert
  1. acting in a co-ordinated fashion with a common purpose
  2. (of musicians, esp rock musicians) performing live

verb (kənˈsɜːt)

to arrange or contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement

Word Origin for concert

C16: from French concerter to bring into agreement, from Italian concertare, from Late Latin concertāre to work together, from Latin: to dispute, debate, from certāre to contend
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