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interest

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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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

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3 a commercial or industrial activity or organization
  • a multinational corporation with interests on every continent

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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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interest

verb

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to hold the attention of
  • the book didn't interest me, so I ended up watching the parade of people on the sidewalk

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The first known use of interest was in the 15th century

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“Interest.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/interest. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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