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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·cern /kənˈsɝn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·cern, v. i. To be of importance. [Obs.]
    Which to deny concerns more than avails.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·cern, n.
 1. That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair.
    The private concerns of fanilies.   --Addison.
 2. That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment.
    Mysterious secrets of a high concern.   --Roscommon.
 3. Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety.
 O Marcia, let me hope thy kind concerns
 And gentle wishes follow me to battle.   --Addison.
 4. Com. Persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern.
 The whole concern, all connected with a particular affair or business.
 Syn: -- Care; anxiety; solicitude; interest; regard; business; affair; matter; moment. See Care.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·cern v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concerned p. pr. & vb. n. Concerning.]
 1. To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
    Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ.   --Acts xxviii. 31.
    Our wars with France have affected us in our most tender interests, and concerned us more than those with any other nation.   --Addison.
 It much concerns a preacher first to learn
 The genius of his audience and their turn.   --Dodsley.
    Ignorant, so far as the usual instruction is concerned.   --J. F. Cooper.
 2. To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.
    They think themselves out the reach of Providence, and no longer concerned to solicit his favor.   --Rogers.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: something that interests you because it is important or
           affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's
      2: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up
         out of fear of public reaction" [syn: care, fear]
      3: a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who
         constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a
         small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated
         business concern" [syn: business, business concern, business
         organization, business organisation]
      4: something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of
         unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern";
         "it's a major worry" [syn: worry, headache, vexation]
      5: a feeling of sympathy for someone or something; "She felt
         strong concern for those less fortunate" [ant: unconcern]
      v 1: have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of
           questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained
           to your earlier comments" [syn: refer, pertain, relate,
            come to, bear on, touch, touch on]
      2: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic
         consonant" [syn: interest, occupy, worry]