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"concern" in British English

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concernverb

uk   /kənˈsɜːn/  us   /-ˈsɝːn/

concern verb (WORRY)

C1 [T] to ​causeworry to someone: The ​state of my father's ​health concerns us greatly. [+ that] It concerns me that he hasn't been in ​contact.
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concern verb (INVOLVE)

B2 [T] to be ​important to someone or to ​involve someone ​directly: Matters of ​pollution and the ​environment concern us all. What I have to say to Amy doesn't concern you.B2 [T] formal If a ​story, ​film, or ​article concerns a ​particularsubject, ​person, etc., it is about that ​person or ​subject: The ​documentary concerns a woman who goes to ​China as a ​missionary.concern yourself to ​becomeinvolved with something, or ​worried about something: There's no need for you to concern yourself with what ​happened. Don't concern yourself. She'll be ​homesoon.to whom it may concern something you write at the ​start of a ​formalletter or ​notice when you do not ​knowexactly who it should be ​sent to
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concernnoun

uk   /kənˈsɜːn/  us   /-ˈsɝːn/

concern noun (WORRY)

B2 [C or U] a ​worried or ​nervousfeeling about something, or something that makes you ​feelworried: Concern for the ​safety of the two ​missingteenagers is growing. There's a lot of ​public concern about/overdangeroustoxinsrecentlyfound in ​food. [+ that] My concern is that you're not getting enough ​work done.
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concern noun (BUSINESS)

[C] a ​company: a ​family concern It ​startedslowly, but the ​company is now a going concern (= doing ​businesseffectively).

concern noun (IMPORTANT TO)

B2 [C or U] something that is ​important to you, or the ​fact of being ​important: [+ to infinitive] His concern toappearsophisticatedamused everyone. The company's sole concern is toensure the ​safety of ​itsemployees. There's a ​matter of some concern that I have to ​discuss with you. [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 ofyour concern."be of concern to be ​important: The ​results of the ​election are of concern to us all.
(Definition of concern from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"concern" in American English

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concernverb [T]

 us   /kənˈsɜrn/

concern verb [T] (WORRY)

to ​trouble someone with ​feelings of ​anxiety; ​worry: The ​loss didn’t ​bother him, but his team’s ​confidence concerns him.

concern verb [T] (INVOLVE)

to ​involve someone or something; have to do with: This is an ​issue that should concern everyone. If a ​story concerns a ​particularsubject, it ​tells a ​story about that ​subject: The ​novel concerns the ​dailylife of a ​familyliving in a ​trailer.

concernnoun

 us   /kənˈsɜrn/

concern noun (BUSINESS)

[C] fml a ​company: He ​heads a ​large concern in the midwest.

concern noun (INVOLVEMENT)

[U] a ​matter of ​importance esp. because it ​involves you: Issues of good and ​evil are not ​ourprimary concern here. What you do is no concern of mine (= I do not ​care).

concern noun (WORRY)

[C/U] a ​worriedfeeling, or a ​state of ​anxiety: [C] Parents ​expressed a lot of concerns about the ​changes in ​schoolpolicies.
(Definition of concern from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"concern" in Business English

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concernnoun

uk   us   /kənˈsɜːn/
[C] formal a ​business or ​company: Two of the country's largest ​steel concerns are considering ​cuts in ​production.
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[U or C] the fact of ​feeling worried about something, or something that makes you worry: concern about/over sth There was a lot of ​public concern over the new ​legislation. Please ​raise any concerns ​regarding this decision with your ​manager.

concernverb [T]

uk   us   /kənˈsɜːn/
to be important to someone, or to involve or affect someone: Managers ​complained that they were ​spending too much ​time going to ​meetings that didn't actually concern them.
to worry someone: If there are ​issues which concern you, discuss the matter with a ​specialistfinancialadviser.
(also be concerned with) to be about a particular ​subject: Our ​research is concerned with new ​forms of ​workorganization.
To whom it may concern COMMUNICATIONS a phrase you write at the beginning of a ​formal or ​publicletter when you do not know exactly who it should be ​sent to
(Definition of concern from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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