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adjective concerned pronunciation in British English /kənˈsɜː(r)nd/
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  1. 1
    worried about something
    concerned about:

    Police said they were very concerned about the boy’s safety.

    concerned that:

    She was concerned that her name might be given out over the radio.

  2. 2
    [never before noun] involved in something, or affected by something

    I suggest you have a quick word with the person concerned.

    It was a difficult time for all concerned (=for everyone who was involved).

    concerned with:

    This is a company that is directly concerned with the defence industry.

  3. 3
    caring about what happens to someone
    concerned about:

    I think she’s genuinely concerned about you.

    concerned for:

    He was truly concerned for her happiness.

  4. 4
    [never before noun] giving your attention to something because you think it is important
    concerned with:

    He’s more concerned with what people think of him than anything else.

    concerned to do something:

    The government is chiefly concerned to ensure control of the economy.

  5. 5
    [never before noun] dealing with a particular subject
    concerned with:

    The report is concerned with the relationship between politics and the law.


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