concerned

[[t]kənsɜ͟ː(r)nd[/t]]
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1) see concern
2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to-inf If you are concerned to do something, you want to do it because you think it is important.

We were very concerned to keep the staff informed about what we were doing.


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  • concerned — The idiomatic expression as far as…is/are concerned is well established and normally unexceptionable, but Gowers (1965) indicated where economy of style suggested alternatives; for example, The punishment does not seem to have any effect so far… …   Modern English usage

  • Concerned — Con*cerned , a. [See {Concern}, v. t., 2.] Disturbed; troubled; solicitous; as, to be much concerned for the safety of a friend. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concerned — concerned; un·concerned; …   English syllables

  • concerned — [adj1] worried anxious, biting one’s nails*, bothered, butterflies in stomach*, distressed, disturbed, exercised, in a stew*, on pins and needles*, perturbed, tied up in knots*, troubled, uneasy, upset, uptight, worried sick*; concept 403 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • concerned — index careful, interested, solicitous, suspicious (distrustful) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • concerned — solicitous, careful, anxious, worried (see under CARE n) Analogous words: engrossed, absorbed, *intent: impressed, affected, influenced, touched (see AFFECT vb): troubled, distressed (see TROUBLE vb) Antonyms: unconcerned Contrasted words:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concerned — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ worried or anxious …   English terms dictionary

  • concerned — [kən sʉrnd′] adj. 1. involved or interested: often with in 2. uneasy or anxious …   English World dictionary

  • Concerned — This article is about the webcomic. For other uses, see Concern. Concerned The Half Life and Death of Gordon Frohman …   Wikipedia

  • concerned — con|cerned W1S1 [kənˈsə:nd US ə:rnd] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(involved)¦ 2¦(worried)¦ 3 as far as somebody is concerned 4 as far as something is concerned 5¦(think something is important)¦ 6¦(love/care)¦ 7 concerned with somebody/something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • concerned — adj. 1) deeply, greatly concerned 2) concerned about, for, over; with (concerned about safety) 3) (esp. BE) concerned to + inf. (concerned to know your decision) 4) concerned that + clause (we are concerned that they might have missed the train)… …   Combinatory dictionary

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