1. A sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something (synset 105690773)
    "an interest in music"
  2. A reason for wanting something done (synset 105150324)
    "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"
  3. The power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.) (synset 105199719)
    "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"
  4. A fixed charge for borrowing money;
    Usually a percentage of the amount borrowed (synset 113339606)
    "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"
  5. (law) a right or legal share of something;
    A financial involvement with something (synset 113307824)
    "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"
  6. (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims (synset 107984994)
    "the iron interests stepped up production"
  7. A diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly) (synset 100432492)
    "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"
  1. Excite the curiosity of;
    Engage the interest of (synset 201825361)
  2. Be on the mind of (synset 202684248)
    "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
  3. Be of importance or consequence (synset 202684473)
    "This matters to me!"

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