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Definition 1: something that interests you because it is important or affects you - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where concern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the safety of the ship is the captain's concern

(concern is a kind of ...) a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something

"an interest in music"

(... is a kind of concern ) the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife

"they consider the church to be independent of the world"

(... is a kind of concern ) a vaguely specified concern

"several matters to attend to" "it is none of your affair" "things are going well"

(... is a kind of concern ) matters of personal concern

"get his affairs in order"

(... is a kind of concern ) that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation

"it requires vigilance on our part" "they resisted every effort on his part"

(... is a kind of concern ) a concern that seriously reflects on your honor

Definition 2: something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where concern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • New York traffic is a constant concern
  • it's a major worry

Synonyms for concern in the sense of this definition

(concern is a kind of ...) a stimulus with undesirable consequences

(... is a kind of concern ) a source of concern

"the old bugaboo of inflation still bothers them"

(... is a kind of concern ) an onerous or difficult concern

"the burden of responsibility" "that's a load off my mind"

(... is a kind of concern ) a rightful concern or responsibility

"it's none of your business" "mind your own business"

Definition 3: a feeling of sympathy for someone or something - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where concern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She felt strong concern for those less fortunate

(concern is a kind of ...) sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

(... is a kind of concern ) a feeling of excessive concern

(... is a kind of concern ) a feeling of concern for the welfare of someone (especially someone defenseless)

Definition 4: an anxious feeling - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where concern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • care had aged him
  • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

Synonyms for concern in the sense of this definition

(concern is a kind of ...) a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

Definition 5: a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it - [noun denoting group]

Samples where concern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he bought his brother's business
  • a small mom-and-pop business
  • a racially integrated business concern

Synonyms for concern in the sense of this definition

(concern is a kind of ...) an organization created for business ventures

"a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"

(... is a kind of concern ) the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments

"he worked for a brokerage house"

(... is a kind of concern ) the members of a business venture created by contract

(... is a kind of concern ) a business engaged in manufacturing some product

(... is a kind of concern ) a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area

(... is a kind of concern ) a business that builds and repairs ships

(... is a kind of concern ) (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership

(... is a kind of concern ) a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages

(... is a kind of concern ) the business of a broker; charges a fee to arrange a contract between two parties

(... is a kind of concern ) a business or organization that provides a particular service, especially the mediation of transactions between two parties

(... is a kind of concern ) a business that is less successful than expected

(... is a kind of concern ) a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market

(concern is a member of ...) an administrative unit in government or business

(concern belongs to category ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(concern is the domain which ... is member of) a room where goods are packaged and shipped

Definition 6: be relevant to - [verb of stative]

Samples where concern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
  • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Synonyms for concern in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of concern ) center upon

"Her entire attention centered on her children" "Our day revolved around our work"

(... is a kind of concern ) be pertinent or relevant or applicable

"The same laws apply to you!" "This theory holds for all irrational numbers" "The same rules go for everyone"

(... is a kind of concern ) connect closely and often incriminatingly

"This new ruling affects your business"

(... is a kind of concern ) be of importance or consequence

"This matters to me!"

(concern has a similar meaning as ...) make a more or less disguised reference to

"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

Definition 7: be on the mind of - [verb of stative]

Samples where concern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift

Synonyms for concern in the sense of this definition

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