concept

noun
ADJECTIVE
basic, simple

The concept of my book is very simple.

broad, general, overall
broader, wider (esp. BrE)

‘Mental handicap’ should be replaced with the broader concept of ‘learning difficulties’.

entire, whole

The whole concept of responsibility was alien to him.

central, core, essential, fundamental, important, key
clear, precise
ambiguous, elusive, nebulous, vague

Culture is a fairly nebulous concept.

The concept of ‘adequate medical care’ is too vague.

complex, difficult, sophisticated
abstract, intellectual, theoretical

The book provides concrete interpretations of some rather abstract concepts.

alien, bizarre, strange
interesting
underlying
useful
innovative, modern, new, novel, original, revolutionary
old-fashioned, traditional
business, design, economic, historical, legal, mathematical, political, psychological, religious, scientific
VERB + CONCEPT
have

Teachers should have a clear concept of what society is.

grasp, understand

She finds it difficult to grasp abstract concepts.

define, formulate, frame

the need to create new words to frame new concepts

advance, introduce, invent, popularize
apply

Students must be able to apply classroom concepts to practical situations.

develop, refine
explain, illustrate
discuss, explore
embrace

Not all companies have embraced the concept of diversity in the workplace.

reinforce
PREPOSITION
concept of

He formulated the concept of imaginary time.


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