1. [ verb ] be about; have to do with; be relevant to; refer, pertain, or relate to
Synonyms: refer pertain relate come_to touch bear_on touch_on

"What's this novel all about?" "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"

Related terms: involve apply focus_on matter_to allude applicability
2. [ verb ] be on the mind of
Synonyms: occupy interest worry

"I worry about the second Germanic consonant"

Related terms: preoccupy interest occupation
3. [ noun ] something that interests you because it is important or affects you

"the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"

Related terms: interest part matter worldly_concern personal_business point_of_honor
4. [ noun ] an anxious feeling
Synonyms: fear care

"care had aged him" "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"

Related terms: anxiety fear
5. [ noun ] something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
Synonyms: worry headache vexation

"New York traffic is a constant concern" "it's a major worry"

Related terms: negative_stimulus business burden bugaboo worry worry
6. [ noun ] a feeling of sympathy for someone or something

"She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"

Related terms: unconcern sympathy solicitude softheartedness
7. [ noun ] (business) a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
Synonyms: business business_concern business_organization business_organisation

"he bought his brother's business" "a small mom-and-pop business" "a racially integrated business concern"

Related terms: enterprise corporation firm manufacturer agency partnership processor carrier chain conglomerate underperformer franchise brokerage shipbuilder division shipping_room commercial_enterprise
Similar spelling:   concerned