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Attention that is given to or received from someone or something
“I watched the news on television with great interest.”
To instigate the curiosity or attention of someone
“I am sure the new Star Wars movie will interest Robert who loves science fiction.”
The quality of instigating curiosity or holding attention
“Tourists will be amazed at the many places of interest the region has to offer.”
The applicability towards someone or something
“This discussion will only be of interest to those who hold shares in the company.”
The advantage or benefit of a person or group
“It is in your interest to ensure that you pay your bills on time.”
A stake or involvement in an undertaking
“The jury must be impartial and have no personal interest in the outcome of the case.”
Money accrued through savings or debt
“I derived some extra income from the interest accrued through my savings account.”
A hobby or pastime
“Reading classic literature has always been an interest of mine.”
To persuade someone to undertake or acquire something
“Can I interest you in this beautiful Chanel handbag?”
A commercial or industrial activity or organization
“The corporation has an interest in most countries.”
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