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.
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.
It much concerns a preacher first to
The genius of his audience and their turn.
Ignorant, so far as the usual instruction is
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.
Con*cern", v. i. To be of
Which to deny concerns more than
Con*cern", n. 1.
That which relates or belongs to one; business;
The private concerns of fanilies.
2. That which affects the welfare or
happiness; interest; moment.
Mysterious secrets of a high concern.
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.
4. (Com.) Persons connected in
business; a firm and its business; as, a banking
The whole concern, all connected with a
particular affair or business.
Syn. -- Care; anxiety; solicitude; interest; regard;
business; affair; matter; moment. See Care.