Definition for concerted (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of concert
Examples from the Web for concerted
The WHO report highlights the extent of suicide globally and the need for concerted and diverse prevention initiatives.
It will also take a concerted effort by Muslim, governmental, and other community leaders working together to counter extremism.
For Live Another Day, did you make a concerted effort to not stoke those fires?‘24: Live Another Day’ Showrunners on the Finale, the Dangers of Drones, and Jack Bauer’s Future|Marlow Stern|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Grossman documents how the U.S. military made a concerted and deliberate effort to mold more efficient killers.
Worse, it has made a concerted effort in recent years to drive down wages.Henry Ford Understood That Raising Wages Would Bring Him More Profit|Daniel Gross|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A notable project had been concerted by him and the Board of War for a winter irruption into Canada.
He concerted with two of his favourite companions, but their advice was, "One struggle more of fair means."A Simple Story|Mrs. Inchbald
Such unanimous action presupposes a concerted plan and a powerful leader.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
Concerted fire and successful escape were alike improbable; and besides, escape, if feasible, was but throwing up the game.
There is every reason to believe that at that meeting the destruction of the Protestants by craft or by force was concerted.
British Dictionary definitions for concerted (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for concerted (2 of 2)
noun (ˈkɒnsɜːt, -sət)
- a performance of music by players or singers that does not involve theatrical stagingCompare recital (def. 1)
- (as modifier)a concert version of an opera
- acting in a co-ordinated fashion with a common purpose
- (of musicians, esp rock musicians) performing live
Word Origin for concert
Word Origin and History for concerted
1660s, "agreement, accord, harmony," from French concert (16c.), from Italian concerto "concert, harmony," from concertare "bring into agreement," in Latin "to contend, contest, dispute," from com- "with" (see com-) + certare "to contend, strive," frequentative of certus, variant past participle of cernere "separate, decide" (see crisis).
Before the word entered English, meaning shifted from "to strive against" to "to strive alongside." Sense of "public musical performance" is 1680s. But Klein considers this too much of a stretch and suggests Latin concentare "to sing together" (from con- + cantare "to sing") as the source of the Italian word in the musical sense.