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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


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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