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concur (verb) to agree; (of events) to happen at the same time.

A person concurs with another person, if they agree with the other person on a point. The UK concurred with the US on the need for military action against Iraq. That is, the UK agreed with the US that there was such a need. When a higher court concurs with the judgment of a lower court, it confirms the judgment of the lower court. If the doctor whom I approached for a second opinion concurs with the first doctor's opinion, in the need for surgery, the second doctor agrees with the first doctor. When two events occur at the same time, they concur. When an event like the appearance of a comet occurs at the same time as an earthquake, they concur as the appearance of the comet concurs with that of the earthquake.

  • Germany and France concurred with the US and the UK up to the point of sanctions against Iraq but differed with the US and the UK on direct military intervention in Iraq.
  • After considering carefully the evidence available and convinced of its authenticity, the judge concurred with the prosecution that Peter had murdered his brother.
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