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Interest 1Definition: 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 2Definition: To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite; often used impersonally.
Interest 3Definition: To cause or permit to share.
Interest 4Definition: Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful, accompanying special attention to some object; concern.
Interest 5Definition: Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the
Interest 6Definition: Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a selfish benefit; profit; benefit.
Interest 7Definition: Premium paid for the use of money,
usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest at five per cent per
annum on ten thousand
Interest 8Definition: Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent for what is given or rendered.
Interest 9Definition: The
persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the cotton interest.
interest 10Definition: 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
criticized the boy for his limited
interest 11Definition: 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 12Definition: 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 13Definition: a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; "an interest in music"
interest 14Definition: (usually plural) a social group whose
members control some field of activity and who have common
aims; "the iron
interests stepped up production"
interest 15Definition: (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have
interests all over the world"; "a stake in the
interest 16Definition: a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed; "how much interest do you pay on your
interest 17Definition: excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
interest 18Definition: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
interest 19Definition: be of importance or consequence; "This