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May 10, 2017
This week’s theme
Words originating in running

This week’s words
au courant
runnel
concur
palindrome
excursus

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concur

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuhn-KUHR)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To agree, approve, or coincide.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin concurrere (to run together, meet, or coincide), from con- (with) + currere (to run). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kers- (to run), which also gave us car, career, carpenter, occur, discharge, caricature, au courant, cark, discursive, and succor. Earliest documented use: 1522.

USAGE:
“The court did not concur with the tenant ... and issued a judgment both against the tenant and his guarantor.”
George Coucounis; Terminating Tenancy Agreements and Giving Notice; Cyprus Mail (Nicosia); Apr 30, 2017.

See more usage examples of concur in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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