verb (used with object)
to relate to; be connected with; be of interest or importance to; affect:
The water shortage concerns us all.
to interest or engage (used reflexively or in the passive, often followed by with or in):
She concerns herself with every aspect of the business.
to trouble, worry, or disquiet:
I am concerned about his health.
something that relates or pertains to a person; business; affair:
Law is the concern of lawyers.
a matter that engages a person’s attention, interest, or care, or that affects a person’s welfare or happiness:
The party was no concern of his.
worry, solicitude, or anxiety:
to show concern for someone in trouble.
important relation or bearing:
This news is of concern to all of us.
a commercial or manufacturing company or establishment:
the headquarters of an insurance concern.
Informal. any material object or contrivance.
to relate to; be of importance or interest to; affect
usually foll by with or in. to involve or interest (oneself): he concerns himself with other people’s affairs
something that affects or is of importance to a person; affair; business
regard for or interest in a person or a thing: he felt a strong concern for her
anxiety, worry, or solicitude
important bearing or relation: his news has great concern for us
a commercial company or enterprise
(informal) a material thing, esp one of which one has a low opinion
[kon-dem-ney-shuh n, -duh m-] /ˌkɒn dɛmˈneɪ ʃən, -dəm-/ noun 1. the act of condemning. 2. the state of being condemned. 3. strong censure; disapprobation; reproof. 4. a cause or reason for condemning. 5. U.S. Law. the seizure, as of property, for public use.
verb (used with object) 1. to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure. 2. to pronounce to be guilty; sentence to punishment: to condemn a murderer to life imprisonment. 3. to give grounds or reason for convicting or censuring: His acts condemn him. 4. to judge or pronounce to be […]
[kuh n-dish-uh-ning] /kənˈdɪʃ ə nɪŋ/ noun, Psychology. 1. Also called operant conditioning, instrumental conditioning. a process of changing behavior by rewarding or punishing a subject each time an action is performed until the subject associates the action with pleasure or distress. 2. Also called classical conditioning, Pavlovian conditioning, respondent conditioning. a process in which a […]
[self-kuh n-fest, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈfɛst, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. openly admitting to being a type of person with a particular quality, habit, character, etc.: He’s a self-confessed gambler. self-confessed adjective 1. according to one’s own testimony or admission: a self-confessed liar