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Interest 1

Definition: To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing; as, the subject did not interest him; to interest one in charitable work.

Interest 2

Definition: To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite; often used impersonally.

Interest 3

Definition: To cause or permit to share.

Interest 4

Definition: Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful, accompanying special attention to some object; concern.

Interest 5

Definition: Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the stocks.

Interest 6

Definition: Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a selfish benefit; profit; benefit.

Interest 7

Definition: Premium paid for the use of money, usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars.

Interest 8

Definition: Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent for what is given or rendered.

Interest 9

Definition: The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the cotton interest.

interest 10

Definition: a diversion that occupies one''s time and thoughts (usually pleasantly); "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"

interest 11

Definition: a reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"

interest 12

Definition: the power of attracting or holding one''s interest (because it is unusual or exciting etc.); "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"

interest 13

Definition: a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; "an interest in music"

interest 14

Definition: (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"

interest 15

Definition: (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company''s future"

interest 16

Definition: a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed; "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"

interest 17

Definition: excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

interest 18

Definition: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"

interest 19

Definition: be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!"


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