meaning ‘to express agreement’, has inflected forms concurred, concurring. It is normally used absolutely, or followed by with (a person, idea, conclusion, etc.) and/or in (a matter), or followed by a that-clause:

• If the doctor desires to treat the patient, he is often in a strong position to persuade such a relative to concur —I. Kennedy, 1988

• A later internal annual review of Birmingham's Partnership concurred with some of these findings —P. Lawless, 1989

• Modern biblical scholars concur that the letter ascribed to Jude is of too late a date to have been written by any contemporary of Jesus —R. Leigh, 1992

• Simpson concurs that ‘Leonidas made the right decision, and for the right reasons’ —History Today, 2002

• Everyone who knows Brown concurs in one thing —that his formative influence was his background, and in particular his late father John —Guardian Unlimited, 2004.

Modern English usage. 2014.


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  • concur — con·cur /kən kər/ vi con·curred, con·cur·ring 1: to happen at the same time 2: to express agreement he shall have make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur U.S. Constitution art. II; specif: to join in an… …   Law dictionary

  • concur — UK US /kənˈkɜːr/ verb [I or T] ( rr ) ► to agree with someone or something: concur with sb/sth »The new report concurs with previous findings. concur that »The board members concurred that the offer should be accepted …   Financial and business terms

  • Concur — Con*cur , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Concurred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Concurring}.] [L. concurrere to run together, agree; con + currere to run. See {Current}.] 1. To run together; to meet. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Anon they fierce encountering both concurred …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concur — ► VERB (concurred, concurring) 1) (often concur with) agree. 2) happen at the same time. ORIGIN Latin concurrere run together, assemble in crowds …   English terms dictionary

  • concur in — index approve, certify (approve), countenance, embrace (accept), indorse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • concur — early 15c., collide, clash in hostility, from L. concurrere to run together, assemble hurriedly; clash, fight, in transferred use, to happen at the same time, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + currere to run (see CURRENT (Cf. current)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • concur — 1 conjoin, *unite, combine, cooperate Analogous words: accord, harmonize, *agree, jibe 2 *agree, coincide Analogous words: consent, *assent, accede, acquiesce, agree Antonyms: contend: altercate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concur — [v] agree, approve accede, accord, acquiesce, assent, band, be consonant with, be in harmony, coadjute, coincide, collaborate, combine, come together, consent, cooperate, cut a deal*, equal, harmonize, jibe*, join, league*, meet, okay*, pass on* …   New thesaurus

  • concur — [kən kʉr′] vi. concurred, concurring [ME concurren < L concurrere, to run together < com , together + currere, to run: see CURRENT] 1. to occur at the same time; happen together; coincide 2. to combine in having an effect; act together… …   English World dictionary

  • Concur — For the word, try Wiktionary [] Infobox Company company name = Concur company company type = Public (nasdaq|CNQR) company slogan = click. done. industry = Software (Employee Spend Management) foundation = 1993… …   Wikipedia

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