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'interest' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'interest'
1. a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
an interest in music
2. the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
they said nothing of great interest
primary colors can add interest to a room
3. a reason for wanting something done
in the interest of safety
in the common interest
4. a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed
how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?
5. a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
he counts reading among his interests
6. (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
they have interests all over the world
7. (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims
the iron interests stepped up production

'interest' - used as a verb
8. excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
9. be on the mind of
10. be of importance or consequence

derived forms
1. Interest / Plural
interests
2. Interest / Past
interested
3. Interest / Third Person
interests
4. Interest / Present Participle
interesting
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