[kuh n-kur]
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verb (used without object), con·curred, con·cur·ring.
  1. to accord in opinion; agree: Do you concur with his statement?
  2. to cooperate; work together; combine; be associated: Members of both parties concurred.
  3. to coincide; occur at the same time: His graduation concurred with his birthday.
  4. Obsolete. to run or come together; converge.

Origin of concur

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin concurrere to run together, meet, be in agreement, equivalent to con- con- + currere to run; cf. concourse, current
Related formscon·cur·ring·ly, adverbpre·con·cur, verb (used without object), pre·con·curred, pre·con·cur·ring.un·con·curred, adjectiveun·con·cur·ring, adjective

Synonym study

1. See agree. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for concurred

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Historical Examples of concurred

  • When Sancho had calmed himself, he concurred in this opinion.

    The Story of Don Quixote

    Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

  • Donkin, perched sullenly on the coal-locker, swung his legs and concurred.

  • If my prognosis is concurred in, these should reach Mudros on or about 1st August.

  • Those who did not lead, concurred or acquiesced in them,—I may say, felt a satisfaction.

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua

    John Henry Cardinal Newman

  • "Oh yes, she'll have got out of her hole—she won't have vegetated," Peter concurred.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

British Dictionary definitions for concurred


verb -curs, -curring or -curred (intr)
  1. to agree; be of the same mind; be in accord
  2. to combine, act together, or cooperate
  3. to occur simultaneously; coincide
  4. rare to converge
Derived Formsconcurringly, adverb

Word Origin for concur

C15: from Latin concurrere to run together, from currere to run
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Word Origin and History for concurred



early 15c., "collide, clash in hostility," from Latin concurrere "to run together, assemble hurriedly; clash, fight," in transferred use, "to happen at the same time," from com- "together" (see com-) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Sense of "to coincide, happen at the same time" is 1590s; that of "to agree in opinion" is 1580s in English.

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