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.
Con·cerned a. Disturbed; troubled; solicitous; as, to be much concerned for the safety of a friend.
adj 1: feeling or showing worry or solicitude; "concerned parents
of youthful offenders"; "was concerned about the
future"; "we feel concerned about accomplishing the
task at hand"; "greatly concerned not to disappoint a
small child" [ant: unconcerned]
2: involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in;
"a memorandum to those concerned"; "an enterprise in which
three men are concerned"; "factors concerned in the rise
and fall of epidemics"; "the interested parties met to
discuss the business" [syn: interested]
3: in relation (or in regard) to; especially as in the phrases;
"as far as x is concerned"; "where x is concerned"
4: culpably involved; "all those concerned in the bribery case
have been identified"; "named three officials implicated
in the plot"; "an innocent person implicated by
circumstances in a crime" [syn: implicated]