1 refer or relate to, have relation or reference to, be about, pertain or appertain to, be pertinent or relevant to, regard, apply to, be connected or involved with, bear on, be germane to, be connected with, involve, apply to, touch (on):
The matter concerns your inheritance, Cosgrove.
2 affect, have (a) bearing or (an) influence on, involve, touch; interest, be of importance or interest to:
This war concerns us all.
3 worry, trouble, disturb, bother, perturb, unsettle, upset, distress:
He doesn't let anything concern him.
4 business, affair, problem; responsibility, duty, charge, task, involvement, Colloq thing; Slang bag, shtick:
What she does is no concern of yours. The safety of the passengers is his concern.
5 interest, regard, consideration, care, thought, awareness, attention:
You should show more concern for those less fortunate than you.
6 anxiety, worry, solicitude, apprehension, distress, apprehensiveness, uneasiness, malaise, disquiet, disquietude:
It's only a cold, and no cause for concern.
7 business, firm, company, house, establishment, enterprise, organization:
The business is being sold as a going concern.
8 matter, affair, issue:
The preservation of wildlife is an international concern.
1 feeling of worry
considerable, deep, grave, great, major, serious | growing, mounting | common, widespread | national, public
public concern about increased taxes
VERB + CONCERN
He felt some concern for her safety.
| express, show, voice | cause
The lack of firefighting equipment has caused concern.
in sb's ~
She forgot her own worries in her concern for him.
| out of ~ | ~ about/over
She expressed her deep concern about conditions at the factory.
| ~ for
Out of concern for her health, we suggested she take a week off work.
be of (no) concern to sb
Increased use of drugs is of great concern to parents.
| (a) cause for concern
The president's health is giving serious cause for concern.
| a lack of concern
I was surprised by her lack of concern.
| a matter of concern
Stress at work is a matter of concern to staff and management.
2 sth that worries/affects you
chief, main, major, overriding, paramount, primary
What are your main concerns as a writer?
a common concern for new parents
be none of sb's concern
How much we paid is none of your concern. verb
Everyone who was directly concerned in (= had some responsibility for)the incident has now resigned.
2 worry sb
a lot, really
It really concerns me that he doesn't eat properly.
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