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concern

verb [T]  /kənˈsɜrn/ us  

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 particular subject, it tells a story about that subject: The novel concerns the daily life of a family living in a trailer.

concern

noun  /kənˈsɜrn/ us  

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 our primary concern here. What you do is no concern of mine (= I do not care).

concern noun (WORRY)

[C/U] a worried feeling, or a state of anxiety: [C] Parents expressed a lot of concerns about the changes in school policies.
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