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    interest - Dictionary definition and meaning for word interest

    Definition
    (noun) a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    Synonyms : involvement
    Example Sentence
    • an interest in music
    Definition
    (noun) a reason for wanting something done
    Synonyms : sake
    Example Sentence
    • for your sake
    • died for the sake of his country
    • in the interest of safety
    • in the common interest
    Definition
    (noun) the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
    Synonyms : interestingness
    Example Sentence
    • they said nothing of great interest
    • primary colors can add interest to a room
    Definition
    (noun) a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed
    Example Sentence
    • how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?
    Definition
    (noun) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    Synonyms : stake
    Example Sentence
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future
    Definition
    (noun) (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims
    Synonyms : interest group
    Example Sentence
    • the iron interests stepped up production
    Definition
    (noun) a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
    Synonyms : pastime , pursuit
    Example Sentence
    • sailing is her favorite pastime
    • his main pastime is gambling
    • he counts reading among his interests
    • they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits
    Definition
    (verb) excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of Definition
    (verb) be on the mind of
    Synonyms : concern , occupy , worry
    Example Sentence
    • I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift
    Definition
    (verb) be of importance or consequence
    Synonyms : matter to
    Example Sentence
    • This matters to me!
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