con‧cern1 S1 W1
a feeling of worry about something important:
The recent rise in crime is a matter of considerable public concern.
our concern for human rights
the rise of concern about the environment
the growing concern over inflation
concern with worsening law and order
increased concern that the war could continue for a long time
be a cause for concern/cause concern
The activities of the far right have been a cause for concern for a while now.
In her last days the poet expressed concern for her father.
something that worries you:
One of the concerns that people have is the side effects of treatment.
Education remains the electorate's main concern.
the concerns expressed by parents
something that is important to you or that involves you:
something important[uncountable and countable]
His main concern is to be able to provide for his family.
The consumer has become a major concern for this government.
of concern to somebody
topics of concern to television viewers
a feeling of wanting someone to be happy and healthy:
feeling for somebody[singular, uncountable]
He was moved by her obvious concern.
parents' loving concern for their children
if something is your concern, you are responsible for it:
The money side of the business is your concern.
if something is not your concern, you are not interested in it and you do not need to worry about it or become involved in it:
His affairs were none of her concern.
a business or company:
The restaurant is a family concern.
We will continue to run the company as a going concern (=a business that is financially successful).