concerned Definition

  • 1worried, troubled, or anxious about something or someone
  • 2involved or interested in a particular issue or situation

Using concerned: Examples

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

  • Example

    I'm concerned about her safety.

  • Example

    The company is concerned with customer satisfaction.

  • Example

    The teacher is concerned about the student's progress.

  • Example

    He is concerned that he won't be able to finish the project on time.

concerned Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using concerned

  • not interested or involved in something


    He's not concerned with politics.

  • to express worry or interest in someone or something


    She showed concern for her friend who was going through a difficult time.

  • to express worry or anxiety about something


    The employees voiced their concern about the company's decision to cut benefits.

Phrases with concerned

  • a person who is interested and involved in the issues that affect their community


    The concerned citizens organized a protest against the construction of the new highway.

  • a facial expression that shows worry or anxiety


    She had a concerned look on her face when she heard the news.

  • a parent who is worried or anxious about their child's well-being


    The concerned parent called the school to ask about their child's grades.

Origins of concerned

from the verb 'concern', from Middle English 'consernen', from Old French 'concerner', from Late Latin 'concernere', from Latin 'com-' (together) + 'cernere' (to sift, discern)


Summary: concerned in Brief

'Concerned' [kənˈsɜːnd] is an adjective that describes a state of worry, anxiety, or involvement in a particular issue or situation. It can be used to express personal feelings like 'I'm concerned about her safety,' or organizational interests like 'The company is concerned with customer satisfaction.' The term extends into phrases like 'concerned citizen,' and idioms like 'show concern,' denoting expressions of worry or anxiety.

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