Definition of concur in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈkəː/

verb (concurs, concurring, concurred)

[no object]
1Be of the same opinion; agree: the authors concurred with the majority [with direct speech]: ‘That’s right,’ the chairman concurred
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  • The opinion concurred in a judgment striking down New Jersey's partial birth abortion statute.
  • The Grievance Committee and the two hearing panels apparently concurred in this opinion.
  • Justice O'Connor delivered a separate opinion, in which she concurred in the outcome of the case, but not with the majority's reasoning.
agree, be in agreement, be in accord, be in accordance, accord, go along, fall in, be in harmony, be in sympathy;
see eye to eye, be of the same mind, be of the same opinion
1.1 (concur with) Agree with (a decision or opinion): we strongly concur with this recommendation
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  • Senior Judge Williams concurred with most of the opinion.
  • Eight of Mr. Daly's eleven colleagues concurred with his opinion.
  • Mr Connolly concurred with the opinion of several taxi drivers that there are safety issues regarding drivers leaving the taxi to knock at the front door.
2Happen or occur at the same time; coincide: in tests, cytogenetic determination has been found to concur with enzymatic determination
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  • The fact that multiple causes may have effectuated the loss does not negate any single cause; the fact that multiple acts concurred in infliction of injury does not nullify any single contributory act.
  • Both actus reus and mens rea must concur at the same time!
coincide, happen/occur together, happen/occur simultaneously, happen/occur at the same time, be simultaneous, be concurrent, synchronize, coexist;


Late Middle English (also in the senses 'collide' and 'act in combination'): from Latin concurrere 'run together, assemble in crowds', from con- 'together with' + currere 'to run'.

  • cursor from Middle English:

    Nowadays we call the movable indicator on our computer screen the cursor. In medieval English a cursor was a running messenger: it is a borrowing of the Latin word for ‘a runner’, and comes from currere ‘to run’. From the late 16th century cursor became the term for a sliding part of a slide rule or other instrument, marked with a line for pinpointing the position on a scale that you want, the forerunner of the computing sense. Currere is the source of very many English words including course (Middle English) something you run along; concourse (Late Middle English) originally a crowd who had ‘run together’; current (Middle English) originally meaning ‘running, flowing’; discursive (late 16th century) running away from the point; excursion (late 16th century) running out to see things; intercourse (Late Middle English) originally an exchange running between people; and precursor (Late Middle English) one who goes before; as well as supplying the cur part of concur (Late Middle English); incur (Late Middle English); occur (Late Middle English) (from ob- ‘against’); and recur (Middle English).

Words that rhyme with concur

à deux, agent provocateur, astir, auteur, aver, bestir, blur, bon viveur, burr, Chandigarh, coiffeur, confer, connoisseur, cordon-bleu, cri de cœur, cur, danseur, Darfur, defer, demur, de rigueur, deter, entrepreneur, er, err, farceur, faute de mieux, fir, flâneur, Fleur, force majeure, fur, hauteur, her, infer, inter, jongleur, Kerr, littérateur, longueur, masseur, Monseigneur, monsieur, Montesquieu, Montreux, murre, myrrh, occur, pas de deux, Pasteur, per, pisteur, poseur, pot-au-feu, prefer, prie-dieu, pudeur, purr, raconteur, rapporteur, refer, répétiteur, restaurateur, saboteur, sabreur, seigneur, Sher, shirr, sir, skirr, slur, souteneur, spur, stir, tant mieux, transfer, Ur, vieux jeu, voyageur, voyeur, were, whirr

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