concern

[ kuhn-surn ]
/ kənˈsɜrn /
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verb (used with object)

noun

Origin of concern

1375–1425; late Middle English concernen (< Middle French concerner) < Medieval Latin concernere to relate to, distinguish (Late Latin: to mix for sifting), equivalent to Latin con- con- + cernere to sift
SYNONYMS FOR concern
ANTONYMS FOR concern
Related formso·ver·con·cern, noun, verb (used with object)pre·con·cern, noun, verb (used with object)self-con·cern, noun

Synonym study

6. Concern, care, worry connote an uneasy and burdened state of mind. Concern implies an anxious sense of interest in something: concern over a friend's misfortune. Care suggests a heaviness of spirit caused by dread, or by the constant pressure of burdensome demands: Poverty weighs a person down with care. Worry is an active state of agitated uneasiness and restless apprehension: He was distracted by worry over the stock market.
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Examples from the Web for self-concern

  • From her present bearing I arrived at some gauge of her self-concern, her self-respect.

British Dictionary definitions for self-concern

concern

/ (kənˈsɜːn) /

verb (tr)

to relate to; be of importance or interest to; affect
(usually foll by with or in) to involve or interest (oneself)he concerns himself with other people's affairs

noun

Word Origin for concern

C15: from Late Latin concernere to mingle together, from Latin com- together + cernere to sift, distinguish
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Idioms and Phrases with self-concern

concern


see as far as that goes (is concerned); to whom it may concern.

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