concern Definition

  • 1a feeling of worry or anxiety
  • 2something that causes worry or anxiety
  • 3an issue or matter that is important or relevant to someone

Using concern: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "concern" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The safety of the children is our main concern.

  • Example

    Her health is a major concern.

  • Example

    The company's financial concerns have been resolved.

  • Example

    I have some concerns about the new policy.

concern Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using concern

  • a business or organization that is currently operating and making a profit


    The restaurant is a going concern and has been successful for many years.

  • as soon as possible, without causing inconvenience to oneself or others


    Please let me know your decision at your earliest convenience.

  • a phrase used at the beginning of a formal letter when the writer does not know the name of the person who will be reading it


    To whom it may concern, I am writing to express my interest in the job opening.

Phrases with concern

  • a reason to worry or be anxious


    The recent increase in crime is a cause for concern.

  • express concern

    to communicate worry or anxiety about something


    Many people have expressed concern about the environmental impact of the new development.

  • to take an interest in or pay attention to something


    She only concerns herself with her own problems and doesn't care about anyone else.

Origins of concern

from Middle English 'concernen', meaning 'to relate to, be connected with'


Summary: concern in Brief

The term 'concern' [kənˈsɜːrn] refers to a feeling of worry or anxiety, or something that causes such feelings. It can also refer to an issue or matter that is important or relevant to someone. Examples include 'The safety of the children is our main concern,' and 'I have some concerns about the new policy.' Phrases like 'cause for concern' and 'to whom it may concern' are also common.

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