Definition of concerted in English:



  • 1attributive Jointly arranged or carried out; coordinated.

    ‘a concerted attempt to preserve religious unity’
    • ‘The executive summary of Shell's internal investigation revealed the full extent of the concerted attempts by senior management to hide the reality of the company's reserves.’
    • ‘The claim is made that there were several flaws in this case, and for years there has been a concerted attempt to declare that the case made against Hanratty was ‘unsafe.’’
    • ‘Cynics comment that it may well have been a more concerted attempt by the president to target black voters for the 1964 election.’
    • ‘Yet there was no concerted government attempt to find these guys.’
    • ‘He told MPs there had been a concerted attempt by a small number of civil servants in the Department's press office to undermine the Department.’
    • ‘Apart from tut-tuts, I don't recall any concerted attempt to get Jack.’
    • ‘Then they hear from their customers - not just scattered objections now and then, but in concerted, coordinated, well-informed waves.’
    • ‘So the Congress of Vienna must be one of history's best examples of a concerted and successful attempt to defend and preserve a major and long-lasting status quo.’
    • ‘Since then, there has been a concerted government attempt to split the ranks that has succeeded in some places, and failed in others.’
    • ‘It is a concerted attempt to change the historical trajectory that we've been on of discrimination and affirmative action on behalf of white people in the past.’
    • ‘There was a concerted attempt by detectives to get answers that would lead inexorably to their preferred conclusion.’
    • ‘The Town Hall seems fair game for criticism, but in fact there has been a concerted attempt, especially in the past few years, to get things moving.’
    • ‘He added: ‘There is evidence which could be taken to show a concerted attempt by the chain of command to influence and prevent an investigation.’’
    • ‘Worried police chiefs are drafting in extra bobbies and moving traffic officers to regular beats in a concerted attempt to tackle a surge in crime in York and Selby.’
    • ‘It wasn't until the mid-1960s that a concerted attempt to study the wreck was started by a team led by Alexander McKee.’
    • ‘For as long as I can remember there have been numerous concerted attempts to bring Athletics more into the mainstream of public attentions.’
    • ‘A concerted communist attempt to oust Ross from the railways union was thwarted as a result of lobbying and branch stacking orchestrated by Ferguson.’
    • ‘It was developed over a two-year period and is the first concerted attempt in Hong Kong to provide common benchmarks and standards for public sector organisations.’
    • ‘In the late-seventies, there was a concerted legal attempt at what is called ‘craft severance.’’
    • ‘There was no concerted attempt to review its record in government, discuss its mistakes, adjust its philosophical framework and party structure, and rethink its policy agenda.’
    joint, united, jointly planned, coordinated, collaborative, collective, combined, cooperative, interactive, synergetic
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    1. 1.1 Done with great effort or determination.
      ‘you must make a concerted effort to curb this’
      • ‘So yesterday I was looking for my spare cheque books, a long story, but part of an concerted attempt to organise my life, finances etc.’
      • ‘Tony Greig speculated: ‘It's almost as if he's made a concerted effort to improve his overall run-rate.’’
      • ‘Pat O'Toole, an honorary life member of Tullow Show Society, remarked that the vandalism didn't appear to be the work of youths as a concerted effort seemed to have gone into the removal of the posters.’
      • ‘Yet in the concerted attempt to make absent such a structure, Kertesz leaves his methods too bare.’
      • ‘He again stressed that this is ‘a serious and concerted attempt to develop a better game.’’
      • ‘David Barr survived a concerted attempt by the Libs to take back Manly at the recent State election, mainly because hundreds of grassroots supporters put in very hard yards on his behalf.’
      • ‘Majlis has made a concerted effort to build bridges between social organisations and legal systems, between lower and higher courts, and between rural efforts and our work, says Gowda.’
      • ‘On 18 April 1947, the Royal Navy detonated 6800 tons of explosives in a concerted attempt to destroy the main island.’
      • ‘Apparently, I've still been, despite concerted attempts to restrain myself, wearing my emotions on my sleeves.’
      • ‘King County election workers were told as early as May that if an absentee ballot came in without a matching signature on file they were required to make a concerted effort to verify that the vote was valid.’
      • ‘One of the National Institutes of Health has begun a concerted effort to determine the extent and causes of stillbirth - the death of a fetus at 20 or more weeks of pregnancy.’
      • ‘In a concerted effort, 11 rooms and the don's suite of South E had their double-paned windows smashed in and electronics, DVDs and other valuables were stolen.’
      • ‘It will help you sleep better at night knowing you have made a concerted effort to develop a clear state of your policies and procedures to help minimize the risk to your program participants.’
      • ‘Continuing, Mr. Mackey said that the steel lighting standards, which had been provided, were pretty robust and they could only be damaged by someone making a concerted effort to break them.’
      • ‘‘The Empire State Building is making a concerted effort to reclaim some of its past glory,’ said David Hoffman, executive managing director of Colliers.’
      • ‘As this plan is emerging, it's very apparent that there's a concerted effort to retain a lot of the characteristics of Erickson's master plan for the campus-which I think is great.’
      • ‘Despite concerted attempts to soften his rough-and-ready image, Latham found it difficult to shake off a reputation for aggression after breaking a taxi driver's arm in a dispute over a fare three years ago.’
      • ‘Rather than making a concerted attempt to connect with particular communities, BBC1 intends us to view these idents as a self-conscious display of its open-mindedness.’
      • ‘intensity comes from a concerted effort by the band to go completely insane with their instruments.’
      • ‘This isn't an exercise in Political Correctness - it's a concerted and practical attempt to address perhaps the greatest challenge facing this generation.’
      strenuous, vigorous, energetic, active, forceful, forcible, strong, intensive, intense, concentrated
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  • 2(of music) arranged in several parts of equal importance.

    ‘concerted secular music for voices’
    • ‘But drums played little part in concerted music until the introduction of timpani into the orchestra in the second half of the 17th century.’
    • ‘Subtitling is managed both neatly and completely, except in the concerted passages.’
    • ‘Bach later incorporated this cantata's beautiful final movement, a concerted setting of the same chorale melody, into his St. John's Passion.’
    • ‘His importance as a proponent of the so-called seconda prattica, the new concerted music characteristic of the early Baroque, is unquestioned.’
    • ‘On a couple of occasions there's such an outbreak of concerted strumming, it's as though the stage has been invaded by Andrew Lawrence-King's Harp Consort.’
    • ‘Gould, a pianist himself, has written several concerted works for the instrument.’
    • ‘The move towards a concerted style is seen in Monteverdi's madrigal output.’
    • ‘Though they require concerted performance by a mass of individuals whose cultural and musical differences may be extreme, they do not therefore make it particularly easy to perform the world through song.’