- con|cern1 W1S1 [kənˈsə:n US -ə:rn] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(worry)¦2¦(something important)¦3¦(feeling for somebody)¦4 somebody's concern5 not somebody's concern/none of somebody's concern6¦(business)¦▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1.) ¦(WORRY)¦a) [U]a feeling of worry about something important▪ The recent rise in crime is a matter of considerable public concern.concern for▪ our concern for human rightsconcern about/over/with▪ the rise of concern about the environment▪ the growing concern over inflation▪ concern with worsening law and orderconcern that▪ increased concern that the war could continue for a long timebe a cause for concern/cause concern▪ The activities of the far right have been a cause for concern for a while now.▪ In her last days the poet expressed concern for her father.b)something that worries you▪ One of the concerns that people have is the side effects of treatment.▪ Education remains the electorate's main concern.▪ the concerns expressed by parents2.) ¦(SOMETHING IMPORTANT)¦ [U and C]something that is important to you or that involves you▪ His main concern is to be able to provide for his family.concern for▪ The consumer has become a major concern for this government.of concern to sb▪ topics of concern to television viewers3.) ¦(FEELING FOR SOMEBODY)¦ [singular, U]a feeling of wanting someone to be happy and healthy▪ He was moved by her obvious concern.concern for▪ parents' loving concern for their children4.) sb's concernif something is your concern, you are responsible for it▪ The money side of the business is your concern.5.) not sb's concern/none of sb's concernif something is not your concern, you are not interested in it and you do not need to worry about it or become involved in it▪ His affairs were none of her concern.6.) ¦(BUSINESS)¦a business or company▪ The restaurant is a family concern.▪ We will continue to run the company as a going concern (=a business that is financially successful) .concern 2concern2 W3 v [T][Date: 1300-1400; : French; Origin: concerner, from Late Latin concernere 'to mix together', from Latin com- ( COM-) + cernere 'to sift']1.) [not in passive]if a story, book, report etc concerns someone or something, it is about them▪ This study concerns couples' expectations of marriage.▪ The report concerns the drug traffic on the Mexican-US border.2.) to make someone feel worried or upset▪ Issues like food additives do concern me.3.) [not in passive]if an activity, situation, rule etc concerns you, it affects you or involves you▪ The tax changes will concern large corporations rather than small businesses.4.) concern yourself with/about sthformal to become involved in something because you are interested in it or because it worries you▪ He told them not to concern themselves about him.▪ He loved his wife, and concerned himself with her needs and desires.5.) to whom it may concernan expression written at the beginning of a formal letter when you do not know the name of the person you want to communicate with
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.