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Synonyms for interest
ˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interest, involvement(noun)

    a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something

    "an interest in music"

    sake, interest group, stake, affaire, affair, intimacy, interestingness, participation, involution, liaison, amour, pastime, pursuit, involvement, engagement

    bore, tire

  2. sake, interest(noun)

    a reason for wanting something done

    "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"

    rice beer, saki, stake, interest group, interestingness, sake, pastime, pursuit, involvement

    tire, bore

  3. interest, interestingness(noun)

    the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)

    "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"

    sake, interest group, stake, interestingness, pastime, pursuit, involvement

    bore, tire

  4. interest(noun)

    a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed

    "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"

    interest group, pastime, stake, involvement, interestingness, sake, pursuit

    tire, bore

  5. interest, stake(noun)

    (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something

    "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"

    sake, interest group, stake, wager, interestingness, post, stakes, pastime, pursuit, involvement, bet

    bore, tire

  6. interest, interest group(noun)

    (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims

    "the iron interests stepped up production"

    sake, interest group, stake, interestingness, pastime, pursuit, involvement

    bore, tire

  7. pastime, interest, pursuit(verb)

    a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

    "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"

    hobby, interest group, sideline, interestingness, pursual, following, pursuance, chase, sake, avocation, pastime, involvement, stake, by-line, quest, spare-time activity, pursuit

    bore, tire

  8. interest(verb)

    excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

    concern, matter to, worry, occupy

    bore, tire

  9. concern, interest, occupy, worry(verb)

    be on the mind of

    "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

    lodge in, invade, occupy, touch, engross, care, use up, matter to, have-to doe with, worry, touch on, absorb, engage, busy, fill, come to, relate, refer, reside, take, pertain, bear on, vex, concern

    tire, bore

  10. matter to, interest(verb)

    be of importance or consequence

    "This matters to me!"

    concern, matter to, worry, occupy

    tire, bore


  1. interest(noun)

    bore, disinterest

  2. interest(verb)

    To attract attention or concern.

    It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.

    disinterest, bore

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. interest

    To entertain, in the sense here considered, is to engage and pleasantly occupy the attention; to amuse is to occupy the attention in an especially bright and cheerful way, often with that which excites merriment or laughter; as, he entertained us with an amusing story. To divert is to turn from serious thoughts or laborious pursuits to something that lightly and agreeably occupies the mind; one may be entertained or amused who has nothing serious or laborious from which to be diverted. To recreate, literally to re-create, is to engage mind or body in some pleasing activity that restores strength and energy for serious work. To beguile is, as it were, to cheat into cheer and comfort by something that insensibly draws thought or feeling away from pain or disquiet. We beguile a weary hour, cheer the despondent, divert the preoccupied, enliven a dull evening or company, gratify our friends' wishes, entertain, interest, please a listening audience, occupy idle time, disport ourselves when merry, recreate when worn with toil; we amuse ourselves or others with whatever pleasantly passes the time without special exertion, each according to his taste.

    amuse, beguile, cheer, delight, disport, divert, enliven, entertain, gratify, occupy, please, recreate

    annoy, bore, busy, disquiet, distract, disturb, tire, weary

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. interest(n)

    concern, business advantage, profit, attention, curiosity behalf, cause, share

    unconcern, disconnection, repudiation, disadvantage, loss, inattention, incuriosity, indifference

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. interest(v. a.)

    concern, affect, touch, be of importance to

  2. interest(v. a.)

    engage, enlist

  3. interest(n.)

    good, benefit, profit, weal, advantage

  4. interest(n.)

    share, portion, part, participation

  5. interest(n.)

    concern, regard, sympathy

  6. interest(n.)

    authority, influence

  7. interest(n.)

    selfishness, self-interest, private interest

  8. interest(n.)

    premium for the use of money, profit from money loaned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. interest(n)

    concern, share, portion, part, participation, advantage, benefit, weal, behoof, usury

    boredom, ennui, indifference, unconcern

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  1. interest

How to use interest in a sentence?

  1. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    But I also say that we have no interest in any dispute emerging from this.

  2. Francois Villeroy de Galhau:

    We want to combine being open to innovation with firmness on regulation. This is in everyone's interest.

  3. Kim You-geun:

    Under this situation, we have determined that it would not serve our national interest to maintain an agreement we signed with the aim of exchanging military information which is sensitive to security.

  4. Mary Jo White:

    This rulemaking has generated tremendous interest from potential issuers, investors, and intermediaries. The more than 480 comment letters we received raised a number of important issues, focused on the best ways to protect investors while ensuring that securities-based crowdfunding is a workable path for raising capital by smaller companies.

  5. Charles Kuhn:

    Ryan Reich was a 24-year old first-year trader when Ryan Reich joined Barclays Bank in 2006. Ryan Reich didn't have Ryan Reich own trading book and Ryan Reich made no personal profit from the conduct complained of by the The SFO, the public interest does not require the delay, expense, uncertainty and personal agony of a retrial in this case.

Translations for interest

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • belangstellingAfrikaans
  • فائدة, اهتمامArabic
  • maraqAzerbaijani
  • интерес, лихваBulgarian
  • interèsCatalan, Valencian
  • úrok, zajímat, zájemCzech
  • buddWelsh
  • interesse, interessant, interessereDanish
  • interessieren, Interesse, ZinsGerman
  • ενδιαφέρον, συμφέρον, τόκοςGreek
  • intereso, interezo, interesiEsperanto
  • interés, interesarSpanish
  • interesBasque
  • kiinnostaa, etu, kiinnostus, intressi, korko, mielenkiinto, omistusFinnish
  • intérêt, intéresserFrench
  • suimScottish Gaelic
  • use, foayrManx
  • אינטרס, תשומת לב, עניין, ריביתHebrew
  • स्वारस्य, ब्याज, सूदHindi
  • érdek, érdeklődés, kamat, érdekelHungarian
  • interesseInterlingua
  • bungaIndonesian
  • interesse, interessare, attrarre, attenzioneItalian
  • 利息, 興味, 興味を引く, 利益, 関心, 利子Japanese
  • 흥미, 관심, 이자Korean
  • faîz, entres, riba, mereq, balkêşîKurdish
  • dominti, susidomėjimas, procentai, palūkanos, interesas, domėtis, domėjimasis, suinteresuotiLithuanian
  • procenti, interesēties, interese, interesēt, augļiLatvian
  • moni whakatupuMāori
  • പലിശ, താല്പര്യംMalayalam
  • faedah, bunga, minat, kepentinganMalay
  • interesse, belang, interest, interesseren, rente, belangstellingDutch
  • rente, interesse, interessere, interesseraNorwegian
  • odsetki, zainteresowanie, interesyPolish
  • interesse, interessar, jurosPortuguese
  • interesa, interes, interes material, preocupare, dobândăRomanian
  • интерес, заинтересовать, интересовать, интересоваться, заинтересоваться, процентRussian
  • kamata, камата, ȉnterēs, и̏нтере̄сSerbo-Croatian
  • úrokSlovak
  • ränta, intressera, intresseSwedish
  • ఆసక్తి, వడ్డీTelugu
  • faizTurkish
  • nitedön, nitedVolapük
  • 利益Chinese

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