- interest
**I**__n.__**concern****curiosity**1) to arouse, generate, pique, stir up; revive interest (in)

2) to hold smb.'s interest

3) to demonstrate, display, evince, manifest, show interest

4) to express; take an interest in (she took a keen interest in the project)

5) to lose interest (in)

6) an academic; active; deep, intense, keen, lively, profound, serious, strong; passing; vested interest

7) broad; common, mutual; narrow interests

8) human interest (this story has a lot of human interest)

9) personal; popular interest

10) the national; (the) public interest

11) interest flags; peaks; picks up; wanes

12) a conflict of interest(s)

13) interest in (to show no interest in financial matters)

14) interest to +

__inf.__(it's in/to our interest to have stable prices)15) in smb.'s interest (to act in one's own interest)

16) in a certain interest (in the national interest; in the public interest)

17) in the interests of (in the interests of safety; in the interests of our organization)

18) of interest to (this story will he of interest to us)

19) to smb.'s interest (see 14)

**money paid for the use of money**20) to bear, pay, yield interest

21) to draw; receive interest

22) to add; calculate; charge; compound interest

23) compound; simple interest

24) interest accrues (to an account)

25) interest on (interest on a loan; six percent interest is paid on all accounts)

26) at a certain (rate of) interest (at six percent interest)

**share**27) to own an interest (in a business)

28) a half interest (

__see also__interests)**II**__v.__1) to interest greatly, very much

2) (

__D__;__tr.__) to interest in (could I interest you in this project?)* * *['ɪntrɪst](the) public interestactivecompound interestevincegenerateintenselivelymutualnarrow interestspeakspicks uppopular interestprofoundreceive interestshow interestsimple intereststir upstrongvery muchvested interestwanesyield interestrevive interest*(in)*take an interest in*(she took a keen interest in the project)*. to interestgreatly['concern'] ['curiosity'] to arouse['money paid for the use of money'] to bearan academicbroadpersonalthe nationalto addto demonstrateto drawto expressto hold smb. 's interestinterest flagsat a certain (rate of) interest*('share'; at six percent interest)*(D;tr.) to interest in*(could I interest you in this project?)*to lose interest*(in)*to own an interest*(in a business)*in a certain interest*(in the national interest; in the public interest)*in the interests of*(in the interests of safety; in the interests of our organization)*interest to + inf.*(it's in/to our interest to have stable prices)*a conflict of interest*(s)*to smb. 's interest*(see 14)*a half interest*(see also interests)*human interest*(this story has a lot of human interest)*of interest to*(this story will be of interest to us)*in smb. 's interest*(to act in one's own interest)*interest accrues*(to an account)*interest in*(to show no interest in financial matters)*interest on*(interest on a loan; six percent interest is paid on all accounts)*

*Combinatory dictionary.
2013.*