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interest

in·ter·est

interest

 
 
pronunciation:
In t rihst [or] In trihst
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the desire to learn or know about something.
The teacher took an interest in his student's work.
synonyms:
enthusiasm
similar words:
attention, curiosity, engagement, notice, stake
definition 2: money that is paid for the use of another person's money.
The bank will pay interest on the money in our account.
similar words:
dividend, profit, return
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: interested, interesting, interests
definition: to cause to want to learn or know about something.
Computers interest me.
similar words:
absorb, appeal, attract, concern, grip, hold
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