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"concerned" in British English

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concernedadjective

uk   /kənˈsɜːnd/  us   /-ˈsɝːnd/
  • concerned adjective (WORRIED)

B2 worried: I'm a ​bit concerned about/foryourhealth. [+ (that)] Aren't you concerned (that) she might ​tell someone? [+ to infinitive] He was concerned tohear that two of his ​trustedworkers were ​leaving. Concerned ​parents have ​complained about the ​dangerousplayground.

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  • concerned adjective (INVOLVED)

C2 [after verb] involved in something or ​affected by it: I'd like to ​thank everyone concerned for making the ​occasionrun so ​smoothly. It was ​quite a ​shock for all/everyone concerned. Her ​job is something concerned withcomputers. I'm not very good wheremoney is concerned (= when ​dealing with ​money).as far as sb is concerned B2 in a ​particular person's ​opinion: As ​far as I'm concerned, feng shui doesn't ​work.as far as sth is concerned B2 if we are ​discussing or ​thinking about a ​particular thing: As ​far as unemployment's concerned, a ​change of ​policy on ​jobcreation would be a good ​idea.be concerned with sth/sb C1 to be about a ​particular thing or ​person: Today's ​lesson is concerned with ​punctuation.

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(Definition of concerned from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"concerned" in American English

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concernedadjective

 us   /kənˈsɜrnd/
  • concerned adjective (WORRIED)

troubled with ​feelings of ​anxiety: Sarah is very concerned about ​yoursafety.
  • concerned adjective (INVOLVED)

[not gradable] involved or ​involving: They say that ​freetrade will ​benefit all concerned. Her ​job is only concerned with ​costs and ​fees.
(Definition of concerned from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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