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interest*/*/*/
[ˈɪntrəst] noun I
1) [singular/U] a feeling of wanting to know about or take part in something
an interest in politics[/ex]
Apparently several buyers have expressed an interest in the deal.[/ex]
People are losing interest in the election.[/ex]
2) [U] the quality that something has that makes you notice it and want to know about it or take part in it
The city has lots of museums and places of interest.[/ex]
publications that may be of interest to the self-employed[/ex]
See:
human interest
3) [C] an activity that you enjoy doing when you are not working
Tell us about your interests and hobbies.[/ex]
4) [U] the money that a bank charges or pays you when you borrow or save money
an increase on the interest charged on personal loans[/ex]
low interest rates[/ex]
We were required to repay the loan with interest.[/ex]
5) [C/U] an advantage or benefit to someone or something
Publication of the documents is not in the public interest.[/ex]
It's in their own interest to cooperate.[/ex]
The council doesn't believe the scheme is in the best interests of pupils.[/ex]
6) [C] business
a legal right to own part of a business or property
in the interest(s) of sth — in order to preserve, develop, or achieve something[/ex]
It is vital that we reform the system in the interests of fairness to everyone.[/ex]
II
verb [T]
interest [ˈɪntrəst]
to make someone want to know about or take part in something
Oceanography has always interested me.[/ex]

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