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English noun: concern

1. concern (cognition) something that interests you because it is important or affects you


SamplesThe safety of the ship is the captain's concern.


Broader (hypernym)interest, involvement


Narrower (hyponym)affair, affairs, earth, earthly concern, matter, part, personal business, personal matters, point of honor, thing, world, worldly concern

2. concern (feeling) an anxious feeling


SamplesCare had aged him.
They hushed it up out of fear of public reaction.


Synonymscare, fear


Broader (hypernym)anxiety

3. concern (feeling) a feeling of sympathy for someone or something


SamplesShe felt strong concern for those less fortunate.


Broader (hypernym)fellow feeling, sympathy


Narrower (hyponym)softheartedness, solicitousness, solicitude, tenderness


Antonymsunconcern

4. concern (cognition) something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness


SamplesNew York traffic is a constant concern.
It's a major worry.


Synonymsheadache, vexation, worry


Broader (hypernym)negative stimulus


Narrower (hyponym)bugaboo, burden, business, encumbrance, incumbrance, load, onus

5. concern (group) a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it


SamplesHe bought his brother's business.
A small mom-and-pop business.
A racially integrated business concern.


Synonymsbusiness, business concern, business organisation, business organization


Broader (hypernym)enterprise


Narrower (hyponym)agency, brokerage, business firm, carrier, chain, common carrier, dealership, firm, franchise, house, maker, manufacturer, manufacturing business, partnership, processor, shipbuilder, underperformer


Member holonymdivision


Domain categorybusiness, business enterprise, commercial enterprise


Domain category membersshipping room


English verb: concern

1. concern (stative) be relevant to


SamplesThere were lots of questions referring to her talk.
My remark pertained to your earlier comments.


Synonymsbear on, come to, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)affect, apply, center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, go for, hold, interest, involve, matter to, regard, revolve about, revolve around


Verb groupadvert, allude, touch

2. concern (stative) be on the mind of


SamplesI worry about the second Germanic consonant shift.


ExamplesThe bad news will concern him


Synonymsinterest, occupy, worry


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody









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