(adjective, verb)


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

Similar word(s): attentive, afraid, haunted, obsessed, preoccupied, solicitous, troubled

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

Similar word(s): involved, interested

3. involved or responsible.

- all those concerned in the bribery case have been identified

Similar word(s): involved, implicated

Sentences with concerned as an adjective:

- There was a concerned expression on her face as I told her the news.

- The people concerned have been punished.


1. simple past tense and past participle of concern