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1interest/ˈɪntrəst/noun
pluralinterests
1interest
/ˈɪntrəst/
noun
pluralinterests
Learner's definition of INTEREST  
: a feeling of wanting to learn more about something or to be involved in something
[noncount]
[singular]
   b  [noncount]  : a quality that attracts your attention and makes you want to learn more about something or to be involved in something
[count]  : something (such as a hobby) that a person enjoys learning about or doing
[count]  — used when discussing what is the best or most helpful thing for someone
[noncount] 
: the money paid by a borrower for the use of borrowed money
   b  : money paid to you by a bank for the money you have in a bank account
[count]  : a legal share in a business or property
interests [plural]  : a group financially involved in an industry or business
— see also special interest
2interest/ˈɪntrəst/verb
interestsinterestedinteresting
2interest
/ˈɪntrəst/
verb
interestsinterestedinteresting
Learner's definition of INTEREST  
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to want to learn more about something or to become involved in something
: to persuade (someone) to have, take, or participate in (something)
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