What is the meaning of concern?


  • Something that interests you because it is important or affects you.
    • usage: "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
  • An anxious feeling.
    • usage: "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
  • A feeling of sympathy for someone or something.
    • usage: "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"
  • Something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness.
    • usage: "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"
  • A commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it.
    • usage: "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"


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APAWordNet. (2010). concern. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/concern/definitions/1213845
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MLAWordNet. "concern" 23 October 2010. Web. 12 December 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/concern/definitions/1213845>
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