concern (oneself) about (someone or something)

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concern (oneself) about (someone or something)

To focus one's care or attention on someone or something; to assume a feeling of responsibility for someone or something. Your mother really doesn't need to concern herself about our financial issues—we're perfectly capable of sorting them out on our own. He concerns himself about other people far too much. He needs to focus on his own needs for a while.
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concern oneself about someone or something

 and concern oneself over someone or something
to turn one's thoughts and consideration to someone or something. I hope you will concern yourself over your work a little more. Please don't concern yourself about me. I'll do okay.
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References in classic literature ?
"He is Minister of War, a man trusted by the Emperor, and I need not concern myself about his personal qualities: he has been commissioned to consider my project, so he alone can get it adopted," thought Prince Andrew as he waited among a number of important and unimportant people in Count Arakcheev's waiting room.
"They're as physical a side as you'll see in European football, so I wouldn't concern myself about other remarks."
"With the forthcoming consultation about the police precept looming I will now be able to focus solely on what will be good for Warwickshire, without having to concern myself about my own electoral prospects.
He said: "I don't concern myself about not being fantastically popular.
Anyway, I've got more important things to concern myself about and I'm thankful I've been given the time to deal with them - head on
"For the moment, I won't concern myself about getting into the squad - not until the ankle is 100 per cent right."
But McLeish was quick to stress: "It's not for me to concern myself about what other teams do.
"Maybe they will be thinking about things differently but I don't really concern myself about the opposition, I am more interested in how we approach it.
"All I concern myself about is getting wins between now and the end of the season.