concur

[kuh n-kur]
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.
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Historical Examples of concurs

  • These views having been submitted to the acting Secretary of War, he concurs in them.

    The Old Pike

    Thomas B. Searight

  • All concurs to give an air of wildness to the strange scene.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things

    Edmund Fillingham King

  • Cardan concurs with him, Few there are (for aught I can perceive) well in their wits.

    The Anatomy of Melancholy

    Democritus Junior

  • In this order of things a man can observe directly only what he concurs in producing.

    The Heavenly Father

    Ernest Naville

  • Governor Hicks was present, and concurs in all my views as to the proceedings now necessary for our protection.


British Dictionary definitions for concurs

concur

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 concurs

concur

v.

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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