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Main Entry: 1conĚcern
Pronunciation: k&n-'s&rn
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French concerner, from Medieval Latin concernere, from Late Latin, to sift together, mingle, from Latin com- + cernere to sift -- more at CERTAIN
Date: 15th century
transitive verb
1 a : to relate to : be about <the novel concerns three soldiers> b : to bear on
2 : to have an influence on : INVOLVE; also : to be the business or affair of <the problem concerns us all>
3 : to be a care, trouble, or distress to <her ill health concerns me>
4 : ENGAGE, OCCUPY <he concerns himself with trivia>
intransitive verb, obsolete : to be of importance : MATTER

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\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision
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