v. con·curred, con·cur·ring, con·curs
1. To be of the same opinion; agree: concurred on the issue of preventing crime. See Synonyms at assent.
2. To combine in bringing something about; act together: factors that concurred to prevent a meeting of the leaders.
3. To occur at the same time; coincide: icy sleet that concurred with a forceful wind.
4. Obsolete To converge; meet.
To grant or concede: "French surgeons ... could only concur that it was a mortal wound" (Susan Dunn).
[Middle English concurren, from Latin concurrere, to meet, coincide : com-, com- + currere, to run; see kers- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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