English concern definition
Middle French , from concerner Medieval Latin concernō, concernere ( “ I distinguish, have respect to ” ), from Latin concernō ( “ I mix, sift, or mingle together, as in a sieve ” ), combined form of + con- cernō ( “ distinguish ” ).
concern ( , countable and uncountable plural ) concerns
That which affects one’s
welfare or happiness. A matter of interest to someone.
Antonym: unconcern Mark’s health was of great concern to Connie.
December (indicated as 1897 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter II, in , New York, N.Y.: The Celebrity: An Episode The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., : →OCLC We drove back to the office with some concern on my part at the prospect of so large a case. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines. 2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “ Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle”, in BBC Sport: Although the encounter was bathed in sunshine, the match failed to reach boiling point but that will be of little concern to Gerard Houllier’s team, who took a huge step forward before they face crucial matches against their relegation rivals. The placement of interest or worry on a subject.
Most people in Australia have no concern for the recent events in London. A worry; a sense that something may be wrong; an identification of a possible problem.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the document. The expression of
solicitude, anxiety, or compassion toward a thing or person.
Judy's eyes filled with concern as she listened to the news report. , 1907 Harold Bindloss, chapter 22, in The Dust of Conflict :  Appleby [… ] rose from his seat when Morales came in. He shook hands urbanely, unbuckled his sword, and laid his kepi on the table, and then sat down with an expression of concern in his olive face which Appleby fancied was assumed. A
business, firm or enterprise; a company.
The employees’ attitude is really hurting the concern.
February, 1899 Joseph Conrad, “ The Heart of Darkness”, in , volume CLXV, number M, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine [ … ] , , part I, →OCLC page : 198 Then I remembered there was a big concern, a Company for trade on that river. 2001 November 18, Fouad Ajami, “What the Muslim World Is Watching”, in The New York Times , retrieved  26 July 2014: Soon after he ascended the throne, an Arabic television joint venture between the BBC and a Saudi concern, Orbit Communications, foundered over the BBC’s insistence on editorial independence. Any set of ( programming ) information that affects the code of a computer program.
, Awais Rashid, Mehmet Aksit, 2006 Transactions on Aspect-Oriented Software Development II, page 148: At the programming level, an aspect is a modular unit that implements a concern.
that which affects one’s welfare or happiness
shqetësim (sq) m Bengali:
উদ্বেগ ( udbeg ), পরোয়া (bn) ( porōẇa ) Bulgarian:
грижа (bg) f ( griža ), загриженост (bg) f ( zagriženost ) Catalan:
preocupació (ca) , f consternació f Danish:
zorg , (nl) belangstelling (nl) f Esperanto:
zorgo (eo) Finnish:
huoli , (fi) asia (fi) French:
inquiétude , (fr) souci (fr)
Georgian: ზრუნვა ( zrunva ) German:
Sorge (de) , f Anliegen (de) n Gothic:
𐌺𐌰𐍂𐌰 f ( kara ) Greek:
Ancient: ἐπ& iota;μέλε& iota;α f ( epiméleia ) Hebrew:
דאגה f ( d'aga ) Ingrian:
, vaiva hooli Italian:
interesse (it) m Japanese:
注意事項 ( ちゅういじこう, chūi jikō ), 題目 (ja) ( だいもく, daimoku ), 心配事 ( しんぱいごと, shinpai-goto ) Kven:
fabula (la) Latvian:
bekymring (no) c Portuguese:
preocupação (pt) f Romanian:
preocupare (ro) , f îngrijorare (ro) , f frământare (ro) f Russian:
забо́та (ru) f ( zabóta ) Scottish Gaelic:
suim f Serbo-Croatian:
бри̏га f Roman: brȉga (sh) f Spanish:
preocupación (es) f Swedish:
(please verify) angelägenhet (sv) c Turkish: cesaretsizlik , (tr) önyargı , (tr) şaşkınlık (tr)
the expression of solicitude, anxiety, or compassion toward a thing or person
shqetësim (sq) m Bengali:
উদ্বেগ ( udbeg ) Bulgarian:
загриженост (bg) f ( zagriženost ), интерес (bg) m ( interes ) Catalan:
preocupació (ca) f Danish:
bekymring c Dutch:
zorg (nl) French:
soin , (fr) souci , (fr) préoccupation (fr)
Georgian: დარდი ( dardi ), ზრუნვა ( zrunva ) German:
Betroffenheit (de) , f Sorge (de) , f Besorgnis (de) f Gothic:
𐌺𐌰𐍂𐌰 f ( kara ) Greek:
Ancient: ἐπ& iota;μέλε& iota;α f ( epiméleia ) Italian:
preoccupazione , (it) preoccupazione (it) f Latin:
fabula (la) Norwegian:
bekymring (no) , c uro (no) c Plautdietsch:
Angst f Portuguese:
preocupação (pt) f Russian:
беспоко́йство (ru) n ( bespokójstvo ), забо́та (ru) f ( zabóta ) Scottish Gaelic:
suim f Spanish:
preocupación (es) f Swedish:
oro (sv) c Tocharian B:
kaygı , (tr) endişe , (tr) özen (tr) Turkmen:
alada (tk) Ukrainian: занепоко́єння ( zanepokójennja ), турбо́та ( turbóta )
business, firm or enterprise; a company
concern”, in , Springfield, Mass.: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary G. & C. Merriam, 1913, . →OCLC “ concern”, in , New York, N.Y.: The Century Dictionary [ … ] The Century Co., 1911, . →OCLC
concern ( third-person singular simple present , concerns present participle , concerning simple past and past participle ) concerned
To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to ( transitive ) affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
, 1708 Joseph Addison, The Present State of the War, and the Necessity of an Augmentation: our wars with France have always affected us in our most tender interests, and concerned us more than those we have had with any other nation
, 1915 G[eorge] A. Birmingham [ pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, : →OCLC As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest.
( transitive )
A good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.
a. , 1729 John Rogers, A Sufficiency adjusted and recommended: They think themselves out the reach of Providence, and no longer concerned to solicit his favour. , 1935 George Goodchild, chapter 3, in Death on the Centre Court: It had been his intention to go to Wimbledon, but as he himself said: “Why be blooming well frizzled when you can hear all the results over the wireless. And results are all that concern me. [… ] ” To make somebody ( transitive ) worried.
I’m concerned that she’s becoming an alcoholic.
to be of importance to
خَصَّ ( ḵaṣṣa ) Bulgarian:
засягам (bg) ( zasjagam ), отнасям се до ( otnasjam se do ), касая (bg) ( kasaja ) Catalan:
concernir (ca) Central Franconian:
belang (nl) hechten aan, zich (nl) inlaten (nl) Esperanto:
koskea (fi) ( + partitive ), liittyä (fi) ( + illative ) French:
concerner , (fr) , interesser toucher (fr)
Georgian: ეხება ( exeba ), შემხებლობა ( šemxebloba ) German:
angehen , (de) anbetreffen , (de) anbelangen , (de) anlangen , (de) betreffen
(de) Alemannic German: aagaa Greek:
αφορώ (el) ( aforó ), πρόκε& iota;τα& iota; (el) ( prókeitai ) Irish:
, bain do bain le Italian:
interessare , (it) concernere , (it) riguardare (it) Japanese:
関係する ( かんけいする, kankei suru ) Latin:
attingō (la) Norman:
angå (no) Polish:
tyczyć , impf dotyczyć (pl) impf Portuguese:
concernir , (pt) ter a ver com Romanian:
preocupa (ro) Russian:
каса́ться (ru) ( kasátʹsja ) Serbo-Croatian:
до̀таћи , pf до̀тицати impf Roman: dòtaći , pf dòticati (sh) impf Spanish:
, referirse a atañer , (es) concernir , (es) tocar (es) Swedish:
angå (sv) Ukrainian:
стосува́тись ( stosuvátysʹ ) Welsh: ymwneud (cy)
to make somebody worried
shqetësoj (sq) Arabic:
هَمَّ (ar) ( hamma ) Bulgarian:
обезпокоявам (bg) ( obezpokojavam ) Catalan:
preocupar (ca) Czech:
trápit , (cs) znepokojovat Dutch:
ongerust maken, (nl) verontrusten (nl) Finnish:
huolestuttaa (fi) French:
inquiéter , (fr) préoccuper (fr) German:
sorgen , (de) beunruhigen , (de) kümmern (de) Greek:
ανησυχώ (el) ( anisychó ) Hebrew:
הדאיג ( hid'íg ) Italian:
preoccupare , (it) turbare , (it) inquietare Japanese:
心配させる ( しんぱいさせる, shinpai saseru ) Maori:
preocupar (oc) Polish:
martwić (pl) Portuguese:
preocupar (pt) Romanian:
îngrijora (ro) Russian:
беспоко́ить (ru) n ( bespokóitʹ ), волнова́ть (ru) ( volnovátʹ ), занима́ть (ru) ( zanimátʹ ) ( to interest, to preoccupy ) Spanish:
preocupar (es) Swedish:
bekymra , (sv) oroa (sv) Vietnamese: làm cho lo ngại
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Dutch concern definition
IPA (: key) /kɔnˈsʏrn/
con‧cern Rhymes: -ʏrn
concern ( n plural , concerns diminutive concerntje ) n
company, business, concern
Romanian concern definition
Borrowed from English .
concern ( n plural ) concerne
concern ( organization )