concern (oneself) about (something)

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concern (oneself) about (something)

To become focused on someone or something because one feels partly responsible for dealing with it. Your mother really doesn't need to concern herself about our financial issues—we're perfectly capable of sorting them out on our own.
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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.
See also: concern
References in classic literature ?
My dear Isabella,"exclaimed he hastily"pray do not concern yourself about my looks.
You need not concern yourself about that,' answered the tailor, 'they have not bent one hair of mine.
Do not concern yourself about that; we have, I think, a private room in the Piazza del Popolo; I will have whatever costumes you choose brought to us, and you can dress there.
The only reason you need concern yourself about is because I tell you to do so.
You needn't concern yourself about returning it, my boy not for a while," Mr.
She said 'there's nothing to concern yourself about, you know nothing about medical matters'.
If you have nothing to concern yourself about why would you be so frantic?
Do not concern yourself about feeding woody plants - they should have adequate stores of carbohydrates within their tissue to support early development.
This style is in accordance with Emerson's writing advice, "Neither concern yourself about consistency.
My message to them has always been that you don't need to concern yourself about me, I'm fine.
Lest you concern yourself about structural durability, the housing and sight are made of 4650 steel, a medium-carbon alloy with nickel content, one with a high endurance limit and shock resistance.
You won't have to concern yourself about being tuned to Radio 2 either, because the engine drowns out everything.
My message to them has always been you don't need to concern yourself about me, I'm fine.
Do not concern yourself about placing "low light plants" into indoor sunny locations because the highest natural light levels of the winter barely equal a spot in dense summer shade.
Such people may not understand what you are about, and perhaps you shouldn't concern yourself about this.