Con*cern" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concerned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Concerning.] [F. concerner, LL. concernere to regard, concern, fr. L. concernere to mix or mingle together, as in a sieve for separating; con- + cernere to separate, sift, distinguish by the senses, and especially by the eyes, to perceive, see. See Certain.]


To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.

Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts xxviii. 31.

Our wars with France have affected us in our most tender interests, and concerned us more than those with any other nation. Addison.

It much concerns a preacher first to learn The genius of his audience and their turn. Dodsley.

Ignorant, so far as the usual instruction is concerned. J. F. Cooper.


To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.

They think themselves out the reach of Providence, and no longer concerned to solicit his favor. Rogers.


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Con*cern", v. i.

To be of importance.


Which to deny concerns more than avails. Shak.


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Con*cern", n.


That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair.

The private concerns of families. Addison.


That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment.

Mysterious secrets of a high concern. Roscommon.


Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety.

O Marcia, let me hope thy kind concerns And gentle wishes follow me to beattle. {\*\bkmkstart last}\error \*\bkmkend last}Addison.

4. Com.

Persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern.

The whole concern, all connected with a particular affair or business.

Syn. -- Care; anxiety; solicitude; interest; regard; business; affair; matter; moment. See Care.


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