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interested

adjective in·ter·est·ed \ˈin-t(ə-)rəs-təd; ˈin-tə-ˌres-, ˈin-ˌtres-; ˈin-tərs-\

: wanting to learn more about something or to become involved in something

: having the desire to do or have something

: having a direct or personal involvement in something

Full Definition of INTERESTED

1
:  having the attention engaged <interested listeners>
2
:  being affected or involved <interested parties>
in·ter·est·ed·ly adverb

Examples of INTERESTED

  1. The listeners were all greatly interested in the lecture.
  2. students who are interested in archaeology
  3. I'd be interested to learn more about his background.
  4. I'm interested to hear what you have to say.
  5. I was very interested to learn that she had once lived in California.
  6. I asked him if he wanted to play tennis, but he said he wasn't interested.
  7. The plan will have to be approved by all interested parties.

First Known Use of INTERESTED

1602
INTERESTEDLY Defined for Kids

interested

adjective in·ter·est·ed \ˈin-trə-stəd, ˈin-tə-rə-\

Definition of INTERESTED for Kids

:  wanting to learn more about or become involved with something <an interested listener>

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July 06, 2015
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