concerted

[ kuhn-sur-tid ]
/ kənˈsɜr tɪd /

adjective

contrived or arranged by agreement; planned or devised together: a concerted effort.
done or performed together or in cooperation: a concerted attack.
Music. arranged in parts for several voices or instruments.

Origin of concerted

1710–20; concert (v.) + -ed2

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Definition for concerted (2 of 2)

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

Related forms

post·con·cert, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for concerted (1 of 2)

concerted

/ (kənˈsɜːtɪd) /

adjective

mutually contrived, planned, or arranged; combined (esp in the phrases concerted action, concerted effort)
music arranged in parts for a group of singers or players

Derived Forms

concertedly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for concerted (2 of 2)

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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