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·cern·ing, prep. Pertaining to; regarding; having relation to; respecting; as regards.
I have accepted thee concerning this thing. --Gen. xix. 21.
The Lord hath spoken good concerning Israel. --Num. x. 29.
Con·cern·ing, a. Important. [Archaic]
So great and so concerning truth. --South.
1. That in which one is concerned or interested; concern; affair; interest. “Our everlasting concernments.”
To mix with thy concernments I desist. --Milton.
2. Importance; moment; consequence.
Let every action of concernment to begun with prayer. --Jer. Taylor.
3. Concern; participation; interposition.
He married a daughter to the earl without any other approbation of her father or concernment in it, than suffering him and her come into his presence. --Clarendon.
4. Emotion of mind; solicitude; anxiety.
While they are so eager to destroy the fame of others, their ambition is manifest in their concernment. --Dryden.