concerted

concerted
con|cert|ed [kənˈsə:tıd US -ə:r-] adj
[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: concert 'to do together or by agreement' (16-21 centuries), from French concerter, from Old Italian concertare, from Latin, 'to fight, compete', from com- ( COM-) + certare 'to make great efforts']
concerted effort/action/attack etc
a concerted effort etc is done by people working together in a carefully planned and very determined way
Libraries have made a concerted effort to attract young people.
>concertedly adv

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