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concern

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20 in 20 verses (in OT : 9 in 9 verses) (in NT : 11 in 11 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

concernv. t. [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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ."  [1913 Webster]
    "Our wars with France have affected us in our most tender interests, and concerned us more than those with any other nation."  [1913 Webster]
    "It much concerns a preacher first to learn
    The genius of his audience and their turn.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Ignorant, so far as the usual instruction is concerned."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.  [1913 Webster]
    "They think themselves out the reach of Providence, and no longer concerned to solicit his favor."  [1913 Webster]
concernv. i. 
     To be of importance.  [1913 Webster]
    "Which to deny concerns more than avails."  [1913 Webster]
concernn. 
  •  That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair.  [1913 Webster]
    "The private concerns of fanilies."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment.  [1913 Webster]
    "Mysterious secrets of a high concern."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety.  [1913 Webster]
    "O Marcia, let me hope thy kind concerns
    And gentle wishes follow me to battle.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern.  [1913 Webster]
The whole concern, all connected with a particular affair or business.
Syn. -- Care; anxiety; solicitude; interest; regard; business; affair; matter; moment. See Care.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

concern, v. & n.
--v.tr.
1 a be relevant or important to (this concerns you). b relate to; be about.
2 (usu. refl.; often foll. by with, in, about, or to + infin.) interest or involve oneself (don't concern yourself with my problems).
3 worry, affect (it concerns me that he is always late).
--n.
1 anxiety, worry (felt a deep concern).
2 a a matter of interest or importance to one (no concern of mine). b (usu. in pl.) affairs, private business (meddling in my concerns).
3 a business, a firm (quite a prosperous concern).
4 colloq. a complicated or awkward thing (have lost the whole concern).

Idiom
have a concern in have an interest or share in. have no concern with have nothing to do with. to whom it may concern to those who have a proper interest in the matter (as an address to the reader of a testimonial, reference, etc.).
Etymology
F concerner or LL concernere (as com-, cernere sift, discern)

THESAURUS

concern

Aktiengesellschaft, TLC, absorb, academic discipline, academic specialty, accent, accommodatingness, activities, activity, affair, affairs, affect, affect the interest, agency, agitate, agitation, agreeableness, ail, aktiebolag, all-overs, angst, answer to, anticipation, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, appertain to, applicability, application, applied science, apply to, appositeness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, area, arena, art, atelier, attention, attentiveness, attract, awareness, bag, barbershop, basis, be about, be the matter, bear on, bear upon, bearing, beauty parlor, beauty shop, belong to, bench, beset, body corporate, bother, burden, business, business establishment, butcher shop, cankerworm of care, care, carefulness, caring, cartel, case, catch up in, cathexis, caution, chamber of commerce, chapter, charge, chord, circumspection, circumspectness, combine, commerce, commercial enterprise, compagnie, company, complaisance, complicate matters, concernment, conglomerate, conglomerate corporation, connect, connection, consciousness, consequence, consequentiality, considerateness, consideration, consolidating company, consortium, copartnership, corporate body, corporation, correspond to, curiosity, deal with, delicacy, department of knowledge, desk, discipline, discommode, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturb, disturbance, diversified corporation, doing, domain, doubt, draw in, dread, dubiety, duty, echo, embarrass, empathy, emphasis, employ, employment, engage, enmesh, entangle, enterprise, enthusiasm, essence, establishment, excellence, excite, excite interest, facility, faltering, fascinate, fear, fellow feeling, field, field of inquiry, field of study, firm, focus of attention, focus of interest, foreboding, forebodingness, forethought, frazzle, function, germaneness, gimmick, gist, give concern, gizmo, harass, have connection with, head, heading, heed, heedfulness, helpfulness, high order, high rank, holding company, house, identification, implicate, import, importance, incertitude, inconvenience, indulgence, industry, inquietude, installation, institution, interest, interestedness, invite, involve, involve in, involvement, irk, irresolution, issue, jigger, job, joint-stock association, joint-stock company, labor, leniency, liaise with, link with, living issue, loft, lookout, loving care, main point, malaise, mark, materiality, matter, matter in hand, matter of interest, meat, merit, mindfulness, misgiving, mistrust, moment, motif, motive, natural science, nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness, note, obligingness, occasions, occupation, ology, operating company, organization, outfit, overanxiety, palaver, paramountcy, parlor, partnership, passion, pathos, perplex, pertain to, pertinence, perturb, perturbation, pins and needles, pique, plague, plunderbund, point, point at issue, point in question, pool, pother, precedence, preeminence, preparedness, primacy, priority, problem, proceeding, province, provoke, public utility, pucker, pure science, put out, put to it, puzzle, question, refer to, reference, regard, regardfulness, relate to, relatedness, relating, relevance, respect, response, responsibility, responsiveness, rubric, science, self-importance, service, sharing, shop, shtick, significance, skepticism, social science, solicitousness, solicitude, special interest, specialty, sphere, stew, stimulate, stock company, strain, stress, studio, study, subject, subject matter, subject of thought, substance, suck into, superiority, supremacy, suspense, suspicion, sweatshop, sympathetic chord, sympathetic response, sympathy, syndicate, tact, tactfulness, tangle, tantalize, task, technicology, technics, technology, tender loving care, tension, text, theme, thing, thought, thoughtfulness, tickle, tie in with, titillate, toleration, topic, torment, touch, touch on, touch upon, trade association, transaction, treat of, trouble, trust, undertaking, unease, uneasiness, unquietness, unsettle, upset, utility, value, vex, vexation, vibes, vibrations, weight, widget, wonder, work, work site, work space, workbench, workhouse, working space, workplace, workroom, workshop, worktable, worry, worth, zeal

ROGET THESAURUS

concern

Business

N business, occupation, employment, pursuit, what one is doing, what one is about, affair, concern, matter, case, matter in hand, irons in the fire, thing to do, agendum, task, work, job, chore, errand, commission, mission, charge, care, duty, part, role, cue, province, function, lookout, department, capacity, sphere, orb, field, line, walk, walk of life, beat, round, routine, race, career, office, place, post, chargeship, incumbency, living, situation, berth, employ, service, engagement, undertaking, vocation, calling, profession, cloth, faculty, industry, art, industrial arts, craft, mystery, handicraft, trade, exercise, work, avocation, press of business, businesslike, workaday, professional, official, functional, busy, on hand, in hand, in one's hands, afoot, on foot, on the anvil, going on, acting, in the course of business, all in one's day's work, professionally Adj, a business with an income at its heels, amoto quaeramus seria ludo, par negotiis neque supra.

Relation

N relation, bearing, reference, connection, concern, cognation, correlation, analogy, similarity, affinity, homology, alliance, homogeneity, association, approximation, filiation, interest, relevancy, dependency, relationship, relative position, comparison, ratio, proportion, link, tie, bond of union, relative, correlative, cognate, relating to, relative to, in relation with, referable or referrible to, belonging to, appurtenant to, in common with, related, connected, implicated, associated, affiliated, allied to, en rapport, in touch with, approximative, approximating, proportional, proportionate, proportionable, allusive, comparable, in the same category, like, relevant, applicable, equiparant, relatively, pertinently, thereof, as to, as for, as respects, as regards, about, concerning, anent, relating to, as relates to, with relation, with reference to, with respect to, with regard to, in respect of, while speaking of, a propos of, in connection with, by the way, by the by, whereas, for as much as, in as much as, in point of, as far as, on the part of, on the score of, quoad hoc, pro re nata, under the head of, of, in the matter of, in re, thereby hangs a tale.

VB be related, have a relation, relate to, refer to, bear upon, regard, concern, touch, affect, have to do with, pertain to, belong to, appertain to, answer to, interest, bring into relation with, bring to bear upon, connect, associate, draw a parallel, link.

Importance

N importance, consequence, moment, prominence, consideration, mark, materialness, import, significance, concern, emphasis, interest, greatness, superiority, notability, weight, value, usefulness, gravity, seriousness, solemnity, no joke, no laughing matter, pressure, urgency, stress, matter of life and death, memorabilia, notabilia, great doings, red-letter day, great thing, great point, main chance, the be all and the end all, cardinal point, substance, gist, sum and substance, gravamen, head and front, important part, principal part, prominent part, essential part, half the battle, sine qua non, breath of one's nostrils, cream, salt, core, kernel, heart, nucleus, keynote, keystone, corner stone, trump card, salient points, top sawyer, first fiddle, prima donna, chief, triton among the minnows, 'it', important, of importance, momentous, material, to the point, not to be overlooked, not to be despised, not to be sneezed at, egregious, weighty, of note, notable, prominent, salient, signal, memorable, remarkable, unforgettable, worthy of remark, worthy of notice, never to be forgotten, stirring, eventful, grave, serious, earnest, noble, grand, solemn, impressive, commanding, imposing, urgent, pressing, critical, instant, paramount, essential, vital, all-absorbing, radical, cardinal, chief, main, prime, primary, principal, leading, capital, foremost, overruling, of vital importance in the front rank, first-rate, superior, considerable, marked, rare, significant, telling, trenchant, emphatic, pregnant, tanti, materially, in the main, above all, kat' exochin, par excellence, to crown all, to beat all, expende Hannibalem!.

Merchant

N merchant, trader, dealer, monger, chandler, salesman, changer, regrater, shopkeeper, shopman, tradesman, tradespeople, tradesfolk, retailer, chapman, hawker, huckster, higgler, pedlar, colporteur, cadger, Autolycus, sutler, vivandiere, costerman, costermonger, tallyman, camelot, faker, vintner, money broker, money changer, money lender, cambist, usurer, moneyer, banker, jobber, broker, buyer, seller, bear, bull, concern, firm.

Eventuality

N eventuality, event, occurrence, incident, affair, matter, thing, episode, happening, proceeding, contingency, juncture, experience, fact, matter of fact, naked fact, bare facts, just the facts, phenomenon, advent, business, concern, transaction, dealing, proceeding, circumstance, particular, casualty, accident, adventure, passage, crisis, pass, emergency, contingency, consequence, opportunity (occasion), the world, life, things, doings, affairs in general, things in general, affairs in general, the times, state of affairs, order of the day, course of things, tide of things, stream of things, current of things, run of things, march of things, course of events, ups and downs of life, vicissitudes of life, chapter of accidents, situation, happening, going on, doing, current, in the wind, in the air, afloat, on foot, afoot, on the tapis, at issue, in question, incidental, eventful, stirring, bustling, full of incident, memorable, momentous, signal, eventually, in the event of, in case, just in case, in the course of things, as things, times go, as the world goes, wags, as the tree falls, cat jumps, as it may turn out, happen, that's the way the ball bounces, that's the way the cookie crumbles, you never know what may turn up, you never know what the future will bring, the plot thickens, breasts the blows of circumstance, so runs round of life from hour to hour, sprinkled along the waste of years.

Pain

N mental suffering, pain, dolor, suffering, sufferance, ache, smart, passion, displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, discomposure, disquiet, malaise, inquietude, uneasiness, vexation of spirit, taking, discontent, dejection, weariness, anhedonia, annoyance, irritation, worry, infliction, visitation, plague, bore, bother, botheration, stew, vexation, mortification, chagrin, esclandre, mauvais quart d'heur, care, anxiety, solicitude, trouble, trial, ordeal, fiery ordeal, shock, blow, cark, dole, fret, burden, load, concern, grief, sorrow, distress, affliction, woe, bitterness, heartache, carking cares, heavy heart, aching heart, bleeding heart, broken heart, heavy affliction, gnawing grief, unhappiness, infelicity, misery, tribulation, wretchedness, desolation, despair, extremity, prostration, depth of misery, nightmare, ephialtes, incubus, pang, anguish, agony, torture, torment, purgatory, hell upon earth, iron age, reign of terror, slough of despond, peck of troubles, ills that flesh is heir to, miseries of human life, unkindest cut of all, sufferer, victim, prey, martyr, object of compassion, wretch, shorn lamb, in pain, in a state of pain, full of pain, suffering, pained, afflicted, worried, displeased, aching, griped, sore, on the rack, in limbo, between hawk and buzzard, uncomfortable, uneasy, ill at ease, in a taking, in a way, disturbed, discontented, out of humor, weary, heavy laden, stricken, crushed, a prey to, victimized, ill-used, unfortunate, to be pitied, doomed, devoted, accursed, undone, lost, stranded, fey, unhappy, infelicitous, poor, wretched, miserable, woe-begone, cheerless, careworn, concerned, sorry, sorrowing, sorrowful, cut up, chagrined, horrified, horror-stricken, in grief, plunged in grief, a prey to grief, in tears, steeped to the lips in misery, heart-stricken, heart-broken, heart-scalded, broken-hearted, in despair, the iron entered into our soul, haeret lateri lethalis arundo, one's heart bleeding, down, thou climbing sorrow, mirth cannot move a soul in agony, nessun maggior dolere che ricordarsi del tempo fel, sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier th, the Niobe of Nations.

Discontent

N discontent, discontentment, dissatisfaction, dissent, disappointment, mortification, cold comfort, regret, repining, taking on, heart-burning, heart-grief, querulousness, hypercriticism, inquietude, vexation of spirit, soreness, worry, concern, fear, malcontent, grumbler, growler, croaker, dissident, dissenter, laudator temporis acti, censurer, complainer, fault-finder, murmerer, cave of Adullam, indignation meeting, winter of our discontent, with what I most enjoy contented least, discontented, dissatisfied, unsatisfied, ungratified, dissident, dissentient, malcontent, malcontented, exigent, exacting, hypercritical, repining, regretful, down in the mouth, in high dudgeon, in a fume, in the sulks, in the dumps, in bad humor, glum, sulky, sour as a crab, soured, sore, out of humor, out of temper, disappointing, unsatisfactory, frustrated (failure), Int, so much the worse!, that won't do, that will never do, it will never do, curtae nescio quid semper abest rei, ne Jupiter Quidem omnibus placet, poor in abundance, famished at a feast.

Fear

N fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence, apprehensiveness, fearfulness, solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving, feeze, mistrust, suspicion, qualm, hesitation, nervousness, restlessness, inquietude, disquietude, worry, concern, batophobia, heartquake, flutter, trepidation, fear and trembling, perturbation, tremor, quivering, shaking, trembling, throbbing heart, palpitation, ague fit, cold sweat, abject fear, mortal funk, heartsinking, despondency, despair, fright, affright, affrightment, boof alarm, dread, awe, terror, horror, dismay, consternation, panic, scare, stampede (of horses), intimidation, terrorism, reign of terror, bug bear, bugaboo, scarecrow, hobgoblin, nightmare, Gorgon, mormo, ogre, Hurlothrumbo, raw head and bloody bones, fee-faw-fum, bete noire, enfant terrible, alarmist, fearing, frightened, in fear, in a fright, haunted with the fear of, afeard, afraid, fearful, timid, timorous, nervous, diffident, coy, faint- hearted, tremulous, shaky, afraid of one's shadow, apprehensive, restless, fidgety, more frightened than hurt, aghast, awe-stricken, horror-stricken, terror-stricken, panic- stricken, awestruck, awe-stricken, horror-struck, frightened to death, white as a sheet, pale, pale as a ghost, pale as death, pale as ashes, breathless, in hysterics, inspiring fear, alarming, formidable, redoubtable, perilous, portentous, fearful, dread, dreadful, fell, dire, direful, shocking, terrible, terrific, tremendous, horrid, horrible, horrific, ghastly, awful, awe-inspiring, revolting, Gorgonian, in terrorem, Int, angels and ministers of grace defend us!, ante tubam trepidat, horresco referens, one's heart failing one, obstupui steteruntque comae et vox faucibus haesit, a dagger of the mind, expertus metuit, fain would I climb but that I fear to fall, fear is the parent of cruelty, Gorgons and hydras and chimeras dire, omnia tuta timens, our fears do make us traitors.


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