Definition of concur in English:



  • 1Be of the same opinion; agree.

    ‘the authors concurred with the majority’
    with direct speech ‘‘That's right,’ the chairman concurred’
    • ‘Provost Berry concurred in the dean's position.’
    • ‘Justice White concurred in Griswold, reasoning that the Court should instead strike down the state law.’
    • ‘The American and the Swiss judges concurred in disqualifying Pladner for a low left hook which floored Genaro for the count in the fifth, but the French judge refused to agree, declaring that Pladner had won every round.’
    • ‘The Grievance Committee and the two hearing panels apparently concurred in this opinion.’
    • ‘A third judge agreed with the result and concurred in nearly all of the reasoning.’
    • ‘Justice O'Connor separately concurred in the case.’
    • ‘These parents concurred in their belief that many parents were concerned with their jobs and that those jobs came before their involvement in their children's school.’
    • ‘The Constitution prohibits the presence of foreign troops in the country except under a treaty concurred in by the Senate or ratified by the people in a referendum if Congress so desires.’
    • ‘However, in the leading speech, concurred in by the whole House, Lord Mackay of Clashfern returned to the subject, at p 955F.’
    • ‘Most also concur that these objectives clashed with Western ideals, economic objectives, and security requirements.’
    • ‘Justice O'Connor delivered a separate opinion, in which she concurred in the outcome of the case, but not with the majority's reasoning.’
    • ‘All those speaking on the panel concurred that the rise in ecotourism has coincided with a major shift in the approach to development.’
    • ‘Thomas and Scalia concurred in the judgment, and wrote separate opinions explaining why.’
    • ‘Because Justice Kirby ultimately withdrew his Honour's reasons and concurred in the judgment of Justices Toohey and Gaudron, the ratio of the case is to be found in their Honours' judgment.’
    • ‘He also said that Crean concurred in this course of action.’
    • ‘After stating that it fully concurred in the holding and reasoning of the district court, the Supreme Court proceeded to develop arguments in different directions.’
    • ‘The opinion concurred in a judgment striking down New Jersey's partial birth abortion statute.’
    • ‘Lord Steyn concurred in the result, but on grounds of remoteness rather than of the non-existence of a cause of action.’
    • ‘Although only Lord Scott dissented as to result, Lord Rodger, who concurred in holding that the Court of Appeal should not have interfered with the judge's decision, can be regarded as dissenting also in relation to the dicta.’
    • ‘In contrast to their behavior before Dred Scott, both Catron and Campbell joined the majority; the latter even explicitly concurred in the result.’
    agree, be in agreement, be in accord, be in accordance, accord, go along, fall in, be in harmony, be in sympathy
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1concur with Agree with (a decision or opinion)
      ‘we strongly concur with this recommendation’
      • ‘I also concur with Chris's high assessment of this opinion piece on the Iraq war by arch-conservative poet Les Murray.’
      • ‘Senior Judge Williams concurred with most of the opinion.’
      • ‘Overall, it could be said that adjudicator Beryl Dixon's awards concurred with popular opinion.’
      • ‘And when he concurred with things he was decisive.’
      • ‘While other acupuncturists concur with his opinion, some feel that the entire experience varies from patient to patient.’
      • ‘One judge primarily concurred with the majority but dissented from their decision that the plaintiffs could not seek declaratory and injunctive relief.’
      • ‘For the avoidance of doubt this communication is not to be taken that we accept or concur with your appointment.’
      • ‘While I don't agree with everything in Anderson's book, I do concur with her general overview and much of her critique.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Jen stood still for a moment pondering whether or not she should concur with his impulsive decision.’
      • ‘Individuals were summoned to advise the sovereign and they were under no obligation to concur with the opinions of others.’
      • ‘In Zambia, abortion is legal but four doctors and a woman's husband must concur with the woman's decision.’
      • ‘The Commission concurred with the international consensus that those who were fighting for a just cause were under an obligation to employ just means in the conduct of this fight.’
      • ‘Eight of Mr. Daly's eleven colleagues concurred with his opinion.’
      • ‘We concur with their observations in respect of the installation of floor coverings on this contract, but would like to add the following.’
      • ‘Lord Nolan concurred with most of Lord Browne-Wilkinson's opinion but dissented on one matter, considered further below.’
      • ‘We do not concur with the opinions that have just been expressed by other parties in this Committee.’
      • ‘It was a decision made by the chief justice and concurred with by every member of the Senate.’
      • ‘Unless Celtic boss Martin O'Neill can prove otherwise in the coming months, conventional footballing wisdom concurs with the blokes in the light blue tops, to wit: ‘There's only one team in Scotland.’’
      • ‘Almost always, the opinion of the expert committee concurs with that of the public.’
      permit, consent to, agree to, allow, assent to, give one's consent to, accept, concur with, give one's assent to, give one's blessing to, say yes to, give the nod to, give one's approval to
      View synonyms
  • 2Happen or occur at the same time; coincide.

    ‘in tests, cytogenetic determination has been found to concur with enzymatic determination’
    • ‘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 together, occur together, happen simultaneously, occur simultaneously, happen at the same time, occur at the same time, be simultaneous, be concurrent, synchronize, coexist
    View synonyms


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’.