interest


interest

noun

Definition of INTEREST

1
a legal right to participation in the advantages, profits, and responsibility of something <all of the workers at the food cooperative have an interest in it>
Synonyms claim, share, stake
2
the state of doing well especially in relation to one's happiness or success <make no mistake: she's determined to act in her own interest in this business deal>
Antonyms ill-being
3
a commercial or industrial activity or organization <a multinational corporation with interests on every continent>
4
a group of people with a common identifying interest that they seek to protect and promote <the contention that the nation's financial interests have too much power>

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