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English definition of “concern”

concern

noun (IMPORTANT TO)    /kənˈsɜːn/ US  /-ˈsɝːn/
B2 [C or U] something that is important to you, or the fact of being important : [+ to infinitive] His concern to appear sophisticated amused everyone. The company's sole concern is to ensure the safety of its employees . There's a matter of some concern that I have to discuss with you.Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias [C or U] something that involves or affects you or is important to you: What were the major concerns of the writers from this period ? I don't want to hear about it - it's no concern of mine! "What's happening ?" "That's none of/not any of your concern."Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning be of concern to be important : The results of the election are of concern to us all.Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning
(Definition of concern noun (IMPORTANT TO) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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