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  ( concerns    plural & 3rd person present)   ( concerning    present participle)   ( concerned          past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Concern is worry about a situation.  
oft N prep, N that  
The group has expressed concern about reports of political violence in Africa..., The move follows growing public concern over the spread of the disease..., There is no cause for concern.     
2       verb   If something concerns you, it worries you.  
no cont  
The growing number of people seeking refuge in Thailand is beginning to concern Western aid agencies...      V n  
It concerned her that Bess was developing a crush on Max.      it V n that  
   concerned             adj   usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ about/for n, ADJ that  
Academics and employers are deeply concerned that students are not sufficiently prepared mathematically for university courses., ...a phone call from a concerned neighbor.     
3       n-count   A concern is a fact or situation that worries you.  
usu with poss   (=worry)  
His concern was that people would know that he was responsible..., Unemployment was the electorate's main concern.     
4       n-var   Someone's concernwith something is their feeling that it is important.  
oft N with n  
...a story that illustrates how dangerous excessive concern with safety can be.     
5       n-count   Someone's concerns are the things that they consider to be important.  
usu with poss  
Feminism must address issues beyond the concerns of middle-class whites.     
6       n-var   Concernfor someone is a feeling that you want them to be happy, safe, and well. If you do something out of concernfor someone, you do it because you want them to be happy, safe, and well.  
oft poss N  
Without her care and concern, he had no chance at all..., He had only gone along out of concern for his two grandsons.     
7       verb   If you concernyourself with something, you give it attention because you think that it is important.  
I didn't concern myself with politics...      V pron-refl with n  
   concerned             adj   v-link ADJ with n  
The agency is more concerned with making arty ads than understanding its clients' businesses.     
8       verb   If something such as a book or a piece of information concerns a particular subject, it is about that subject.  
no cont  
The bulk of the book concerns Sandy's two middle-aged children...      V n  
Chapter 2 concerns itself with the methodological difficulties.      V pron-refl with n  
   concerned             adj   v-link ADJ with n  
Randolph's work was exclusively concerned with the effects of pollution on health.     
9       verb   If a situation, event, or activity concerns you, it affects or involves you.  
no cont  
It was just a little unfinished business from my past, and it doesn't concern you at all.      V n  
   concerned             adj   n ADJ, v-link ADJ in/with n  
It's a very stressful situation for everyone concerned..., I believe he was concerned in all those matters you mention.     
10       n-sing   If a situation or problem is your concern, it is something that you have a duty or responsibility to be involved with.  
with poss   (=affair, business)  
The technical aspects were the concern of the Army..., I would be glad to get rid of them myself. But that is not our concern.     
11       n-count   You can refer to a company or business as a concern, usually when you are describing what type of company or business it is.  
FORMAL, BUSINESS   oft supp N  
If not a large concern, Queensbury Nursery was at least a successful one.     
12    You can say `as far as I'm concerned   ' to indicate that you are giving your own opinion.      
as far as I'm concerned      phrase   PHR with cl  
As far as I'm concerned the officials incited the fight.     
13    You can say as far as something is concerned to indicate the subject that you are talking about.  
as far as sth is concerned/where sth is concerned      phrase   PHR with cl  
As far as starting a family is concerned, the trend is for women having their children later in life.     
14    If a company is a going concern, it is actually doing business, rather than having stopped trading or not yet having started trading.     (BUSINESS)  
going concern      phrase   N inflects, oft as PHR, v-link PHR  
The receivers will always prefer to sell a business as a going concern.     
15    If something is of concernto someone, they find it worrying and unsatisfactory.  
of concern      phrase   oft PHR to n  
Any injury to a child is a cause of great concern to us..., The survey's findings are a matter of great concern.     
16    If something is of concernto you, it is important to you.  
of concern      phrase   oft PHR to n  
How they are paid should be of little concern to the bank as long as they are paid.     

2       adj   If you are concerned   to do something, you want to do it because you think it is important.      
v-link ADJ to-inf  
We were very concerned to keep the staff informed about what we were doing.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    active, implicated, interested, involved, mixed up, privy to  
2    anxious, bothered, distressed, disturbed, exercised, troubled, uneasy, upset, worried  
3    attentive, caring, interested, solicitous  
   aloof, carefree, detached, indifferent, neglectful, unconcerned, uninterested, untroubled, without a care  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
characterizing a person who relies too much on academic learning or who is overly concerned with minor details, rules or formalisms
Ex: Our company doesn't like to deal with this work supervisor because they say he's too draconian and quite pedantic.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
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