concern (someone) with (someone or something)

concern (someone) with (someone or something)

1. To involve someone in something to the extent that they feel partly respsonsible for dealing with it. You really don't need to concern your mother with our financial issues—we're perfectly capable of sorting them out on our own.
2. To cause someone to worry about something. I don't want to concern my parents with this news until we get more information about how serious the illness is.
See also: concern