|Definitely a concerted effort here|
(photo by Napat Chaichanasiri)
Verb. Late 16th century.
[French concerter from Italian concertare bring into agreement or harmony, of unknown origin.]
1 obsolete. verb trans. Bring to agreement or unity. L16-L17
2 verb trans. Arrange to carry out, agree (plans, action, etc.) with or with another person etc. or others;
contrive by mutual agreement;
plan or effect (coordinated action). L17
3 verb intrans. Arrange a matter by agreement with someone; act in harmony with. E18
4 verb intrans. Sing or play in concert. rare. E19
concerted participial adj.
(a) arranged by mutual agreement, done in concert, coordinated;
(b) MUSIC arranged in parts for several voices or instruments;
(c) united in action or intentions; earlier in UNCONCERTED. E18
You can't make a solo concerted effort. If you're ever tempted to say: "I'm going to make a concerted effort to tidy my office, get my tax done, stop harassing my ex, etc," consider using concentrated, strenuous, determined or definite effort instead. Because that's what you really mean, isn't it. And using concerted like that makes you look daft, doesn't it. And it doesn't make any sense.
|(photo by Robert Clemens)|
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