Our word this week is ‘concur‘/kənˈkəː/. When you imagine using this word you’d imagine yourself in the Victorian age. Pushing up your chest with a tight smile and a glint in your eye. This word means ‘to be in agreement with an idea or suggestion.‘ It is not to be confused with the word ‘conquer‘ which means (That’s an assignment for you.).
The word comes from the Latin word ‘concurre‘ which means ‘to run together’. Over the years it came to mean ‘ to happen at the same time.’ By the 1880s, it had evolved to have its present day meaning ‘to agree or to be in accord’
For instance; You and your friends make a decision to go out on Saturday to the Accra mall but one friend says ” According to the President, we should stay home if what we are going to do is not really important.” The other friend says “Yes. I think we should just stay home. The other replies ” Yes, it’s safe that way. We can still play video games.” So they ask you. “What do you think? ” To show that you agree with them, you can respond ” I concur‘
Use this word this week. And let me know how it went. I will be waiting!
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Article by Kofi Konadu Berko.Kofi Konadu Berko is passionate about education and youth development. He holds a B.A in Adult Education and Human Resource Studies from the University Of Ghana. His works have been published in the historic Afroyoung Adult anthology titled Waterbirds On the Lakeshore, Adabraka: Stories From the Center Of the World, Tampered Press and the Kalahari Review. He blogs at obolokofi.wordpress.com