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NOUN (5)

1. something that interests you because it is important or affects you;
- Example: "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"

2. an anxious feeling;
- Example: "care had aged him"
- Example: "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
[syn: concern, care, fear]

3. a feeling of sympathy for someone or something;
- Example: "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"

4. something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness;
- Example: "New York traffic is a constant concern"
- Example: "it's a major worry"
[syn: concern, worry, headache, vexation]

5. a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it;
- Example: "he bought his brother's business"
- Example: "a small mom-and-pop business"
- Example: "a racially integrated business concern"
[syn: business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation]


VERB (2)

1. be relevant to;
- Example: "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
- Example: "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
[syn: refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with]

2. be on the mind of;
- Example: "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
[syn: concern, interest, occupy, worry]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Going \Go"ing\, p. pr. of Go. Specif.: (a) That goes; in existence; available for present use or enjoyment; current; obtainable; also, moving; working; in operation; departing; as, he is of the brightest men going; going prices or rate. (b) Carrying on its ordinary business; conducting business, or carried on, with an indefinite prospect of continuance; -- chiefly used in the phrases a going business, concern, etc. (c) Of or pertaining to a going business or concern; as, the going value of a company. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Goiter
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Concern \Con*cern"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concerned; p. pr. & vb. n. Concerning.] [F. concerner, LL. concernere to regard, concern, fr. L. concernere to mix or mingle together, as in a sieve for separating; con- + cernere to separate, sift, distinguish by the senses, and especially by the eyes, to perceive, see. See Certain.] 1. To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to. [1913 Webster] Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ. --Acts xxviii. 31. [1913 Webster] Our wars with France have affected us in our most tender interests, and concerned us more than those with any other nation. --Addison. [1913 Webster] It much concerns a preacher first to learn The genius of his audience and their turn. --Dodsley. [1913 Webster] Ignorant, so far as the usual instruction is concerned. --J. F. Cooper. [1913 Webster] 2. To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects. [1913 Webster] They think themselves out the reach of Providence, and no longer concerned to solicit his favor. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Concern \Con*cern"\, v. i. To be of importance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Which to deny concerns more than avails. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Concern \Con*cern"\, n. 1. That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair. [1913 Webster] The private concerns of fanilies. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment. [1913 Webster] Mysterious secrets of a high concern. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster] 3. Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety. [1913 Webster] O Marcia, let me hope thy kind concerns And gentle wishes follow me to battle. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. (Com.) Persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern. [1913 Webster] The whole concern, all connected with a particular affair or business. Syn: Care; anxiety; solicitude; interest; regard; business; affair; matter; moment. See Care. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

concern n 1: something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern" 2: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction" [syn: concern, care, fear] 3: a feeling of sympathy for someone or something; "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate" [ant: unconcern] 4: something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry" [syn: concern, worry, headache, vexation] 5: 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, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation] v 1: be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments" [syn: refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with] 2: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift" [syn: concern, interest, occupy, worry]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

372 Moby Thesaurus words for "concern": Aktiengesellschaft, TLC, absorb, academic discipline, academic specialty, accent, accommodatingness, activities, activity, affair, affairs, affect, affect the interest, agency, agitate, agitation, agreeableness, ail, aktiebolag, all-overs, angst, answer to, anticipation, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, appertain to, applicability, application, applied science, apply to, appositeness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, area, arena, art, atelier, attention, attentiveness, attract, awareness, bag, barbershop, basis, be about, be the matter, bear on, bear upon, bearing, beauty parlor, beauty shop, belong to, bench, beset, body corporate, bother, burden, business, business establishment, butcher shop, cankerworm of care, care, carefulness, caring, cartel, case, catch up in, cathexis, caution, chamber of commerce, chapter, charge, chord, circumspection, circumspectness, combine, commerce, commercial enterprise, compagnie, company, complaisance, complicate matters, concernment, conglomerate, conglomerate corporation, connect, connection, consciousness, consequence, consequentiality, considerateness, consideration, consolidating company, consortium, copartnership, corporate body, corporation, correspond to, curiosity, deal with, delicacy, department of knowledge, desk, discipline, discommode, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturb, disturbance, diversified corporation, doing, domain, doubt, draw in, dread, dubiety, duty, echo, embarrass, empathy, emphasis, employ, employment, engage, enmesh, entangle, enterprise, enthusiasm, essence, establishment, excellence, excite, excite interest, facility, faltering, fascinate, fear, fellow feeling, field, field of inquiry, field of study, firm, focus of attention, focus of interest, foreboding, forebodingness, forethought, frazzle, function, germaneness, gimmick, gist, give concern, gizmo, harass, have connection with, head, heading, heed, heedfulness, helpfulness, high order, high rank, holding company, house, identification, implicate, import, importance, incertitude, inconvenience, indulgence, industry, inquietude, installation, institution, interest, interestedness, invite, involve, involve in, involvement, irk, irresolution, issue, jigger, job, joint-stock association, joint-stock company, labor, leniency, liaise with, link with, living issue, loft, lookout, loving care, main point, malaise, mark, materiality, matter, matter in hand, matter of interest, meat, merit, mindfulness, misgiving, mistrust, moment, motif, motive, natural science, nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness, note, obligingness, occasions, occupation, ology, operating company, organization, outfit, overanxiety, palaver, paramountcy, parlor, partnership, passion, pathos, perplex, pertain to, pertinence, perturb, perturbation, pins and needles, pique, plague, plunderbund, point, point at issue, point in question, pool, pother, precedence, preeminence, preparedness, primacy, priority, problem, proceeding, province, provoke, public utility, pucker, pure science, put out, put to it, puzzle, question, refer to, reference, regard, regardfulness, relate to, relatedness, relating, relevance, respect, response, responsibility, responsiveness, rubric, science, self-importance, service, sharing, shop, shtick, significance, skepticism, social science, solicitousness, solicitude, special interest, specialty, sphere, stew, stimulate, stock company, strain, stress, studio, study, subject, subject matter, subject of thought, substance, suck into, superiority, supremacy, suspense, suspicion, sweatshop, sympathetic chord, sympathetic response, sympathy, syndicate, tact, tactfulness, tangle, tantalize, task, technicology, technics, technology, tender loving care, tension, text, theme, thing, thought, thoughtfulness, tickle, tie in with, titillate, toleration, topic, torment, touch, touch on, touch upon, trade association, transaction, treat of, trouble, trust, undertaking, unease, uneasiness, unquietness, unsettle, upset, utility, value, vex, vexation, vibes, vibrations, weight, widget, wonder, work, work site, work space, workbench, workhouse, working space, workplace, workroom, workshop, worktable, worry, worth, zeal