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Noun
Attention that is given to or received from someone or something
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“I watched the news on television with great interest.”
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The quality of being able to instigate curiosity, or to hold the attention of others
“Tourists will be amazed at the many places of interest the region has to offer.”
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The applicability towards someone or something
“This discussion will only be of interest to those who hold shares in the company.”
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The advantage or benefit of a person or group
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“It is in your interest to ensure that you pay your bills on time.”
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A stake or involvement in an undertaking
“The jury must be impartial and have no personal interest in the outcome of the case.”
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Money accrued through savings or debt
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“I derived some extra income from the interest accrued through my savings account.”
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A hobby or pastime
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“Reading classic literature has always been an interest of mine.”
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A commercial operation or company
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“The corporation has an interest in most countries.”
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The quality of being prosperous
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Special-interest group
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The characteristic of being snoopy
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A belief that one supports
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An element providing interest and excitement
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A favorable inclination or enthusiasm for something
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Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval
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The underlying intentions or motives of a particular person or group
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A financial share
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Sum charged for use of money
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An area or branch of activity, especially one's vocation
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(usually with negative) A right or privilege based on one's status
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A moral or legal entitlement to have or do something
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The practice of lending money
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Uptake or acceptance
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The condition of being topical
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The fact or condition of being involved with or participating in something
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(now literary) A reward, prize or recompense for a service
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The center or focus of attention
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A party suing or being sued in a lawsuit
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A (controversial) topic or subject, or the act of discussing said topic or subject
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A discussion, especially of a critical nature, of an issue or event
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An air of mystery, typically arousing curiosity
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A person or group opposing another or others in a dispute, contest, or debate
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An issue or problem requiring resolution
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One's input or influence in a matter
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An insistent and peremptory request, made as of right
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Verb
To instigate the curiosity or attention of someone
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“I am sure the new Star Wars movie will interest Robert who loves science fiction.”
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To persuade someone to undertake or acquire something
“Can I interest you in this beautiful Chanel handbag?”
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To influence, usually emotionally
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Sign up for responsibility
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To feel irritated or resentful
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