NounInterest (plural Interests)
- (uncountable) (finance) The price paid for obtaining, or price received for providing, money or goods in a credit transaction, calculated as a fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed.
- Our bank offers borrowers an annual interest of 5%.
- (uncountable) A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity.
- He has a lot of interest in vintage cars.
- (uncountable) Attention that is given to or received from someone or something.
- (countable) A business or amorous link or involvement.
- I have business interests in South Africa.
- To attract attention or concern.
- It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.
Verbs for Interest
(attention or concern)
absorb—of; accentuate—; alienate—; attach — to; awaken—; betoken—; catch—; cultivate—; dim—; display—; distract—; eclipse —; elicit—; engage—; enlist—; evoke—; excite—; exude—; feed—; feign—; focus—; inspire—; intensify—; kill—; kindle—; lend —; manifest—; muster—; note with—; pique—; quicken—; recapture—; regain—; revive—; rivet — upon; share—; smother—; stimulate—; sustain—; switch—; whip up —; —abates; —s bind; —centers on; — deepens; —ebbs; —endures; —fades; — flags; —mounts; —palls; —picks up; — wanes; engross—.
Adjectives for Interest
far-flung; special; national; religious; commercial; personal; passing; indulgent; individual; detached; momentous; property; "elfish; minority; friendly; complicated; irresistible; affected; benevolent; primary; historic; philanthropic; superstitious; restrained; exorbitant; busy; final; jarring; well-meant; equal; presbyterian; literary; pecuniary; mercantile; great; attentive; missionary; extreme; evident; general; popular; genuine; lively; mournful; careful; bosom; paradoxical; private; growing; central; probable; pathetic; worldly; fraternal; universal; renewed; confessed; touching; paramount; amused; sudden; indifferent; satirical; feverish; certain; philosophic; intelligent; lasting; considerable; painful; respective; appalling; intense; thoughtful; overrated; immense; absorbing; surpassing; ultimate; connected; warm; wide-spread; national; stealthy; furtive; insistent; proprietary; vital; languid; energetic; diverse; bibliographical; thrilling; ennobling; peculiar; intellectual; overmastering economic; vital; theoretical; active; gloomy bankrupt; principal; endless; suave; urgent sustained; human; racial; keenest; direct jealous; discriminating; tepid; shadowy languid; overmastering; contemporaneous extraordinary; exclusive; philosophical characteristic; surpassing; aesthetic; child¬ish; anthropological; particular; enduring; extraneous; antiquarian; truant; exaggerated; crowning; inimical; lofty; revived; enormous; satisfying; undisturbed; parochial; medieval; ancient; awesome; never-ceasing; student; sectional; humanitarian; public-spirited; diminished; real; sincere; insatiable; courteous; pathological; unutterable; coincidental; deepest; involved; ex-pressional; inexhaustible; controlling; active; exceptional; long-nursed; wistful; faintest; unconquered; vaguest; passionate; grim; chauvinistic; lukewarm; vested; ethical; interwoven; compounded; dark; conflicting; perfunctory; elusive; persistent; particular; academic; world-wide; critical; heightened; potential; imperialist; affection, ate; ignorant; domestic; alarmed; burning; solicitous; stirring; sordid; discriminating; perplexing; antipodal; lingering; dissimilar (Pi).
Verbs for Interest
affect—; amass—; cater to—; cherish—; control—; defend—; enlarge—; enumerate —; fortify—; foster—; merge—; promote —; regulate—; represent—; safeguard—; strengthen—; subverse—; unite— of; weld of; — nourish; — overlap; — prosper.
verbs bear—; borrow on—; calculate—; charge —; claim—; compound—; entitle to—; fix —; figure—; forfeit—; obtain—; reckon—; request—; return—; subtract—; —accrues; —compensates ; —taxes.
Adverbs for Interest
proportionately; consistently; particularly; profoundly; excessively; keenly; genuinely; ingeniously; intensely; moderately; religiously; commercially; selfishly; affectionately; benevolently; philanthropically; paradoxically; jealously; philosophically; passionately; perfunctorily; academically; potentially; solicitously.
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charity, charm, charmingness, chunk, claim, cleanup, clear profit, come-hither, commerce, commission, commitment, common, compensatory interest, compound interest, con, concern, concernment, conjugal right, connect, connection, consequence, consequentiality, consideration, contingent, contingent interest, convenience, correspond to, countenance, crusade, cumulative dividend, curiosity, curious mind, curiousness, cut, deal, deal with, decide, demand, destiny, determine, discount rate, discrimination, dispose, diversion, dividend, dividends, divine right, division, doing, dole, drag, draw, draw in, drive, droit, due, earnings, easement, ego trip, egotism, embarrass, emphasis, employ, employment, enchantment, encouragement, end, engage, engagement, engross, engrossment, enlist, enmesh, entangle, enterprise, entertainment, enthrallment, enthusiasm, enticement, entrapment, equal share, equitable interest, equity, estate, ethnic group, excellence, excite, excite interest, excitement, exorbitant interest, extra dividend, faction, faculty, faith, fascinate, fascination, fate, favor, favoritism, fetch, fillip, filthy lucre, fire, flirtation, forbidden fruit, fosterage, function, gain, gains, germaneness, get, get to do, gettings, ghoulishness, glamour, gleanings, good, goodwill, graspingness, great cause, greed, gross, gross interest, gross profit, guidance, half, halver, have connection with, helping, high order, high rank, hoard, hobby, hold, holding, implicate, import, importance, inalienable right, incentive, incite, incitement, inclination, incline, income, individualism, induce, inducement, inequality, infect, influence, inquiring mind, inquisitiveness, inside track, interest group, interest in, interest rate, interestedness, interests, interim dividend, intrigue, inveiglement, investment, invitation, invite, involve, involve in, involvement, issue, itch for knowledge, job, killing, kindle, labor, lead, leaning, liaise with, lifework, limitation, link with, lively interest, lookout, lot, lucrative interest, lucre, lure, magnetism, makings, mark, mass movement, materiality, matter, matter of interest, measure, meddlesomeness, meed, melon, mental acquisitiveness, merit, mess, minority group, modicum, moiety, moment, morbid curiosity, mortgage points, move, movement, narcissism, natural right, nay, neat profit, nepotism, net, net interest, net profit, no, nosiness, note, notice, occupation, officiousness, offshoot, one-sidedness, optional dividend, paper profits, paramountcy, part, parti pris, partiality, participation, partisanism, partisanship, party, passion, pastime, patronage, payment, pelf, penal interest, percentage, perk, perks, perquisite, personal aims, personal ambition, personal desires, personalism, persuade, persuasive, pertain to, pertinence, phony dividend, pickings, piece, pique, plaque, plum, point, political party, portion, possessiveness, power, precedence, preeminence, preference, preferential treatment, premium, prerogative, prescription, pressure group, presumptive right, pretense, pretension, prevail upon, price, price of money, primacy, principle, priority, privatism, pro, proceeding, proceeds, procure, profit, profits, prompt, proper claim, property, property right, proportion, prosperity, provocation, provoke, prurience, prurient interest, prying, pull, pursuit, quantum, quicken, quota, rake-off, rate, rate of interest, ration, reason for being, receipts, refer to, reference, regard, regular dividend, relate to, relatedness, relaxation, relevance, remoteness, respect, return, returns, reward, right, right of entry, scopophilia, scrutiny, seconding, sect, seducement, seduction, seductiveness, segment, self-absorption, self-admiration, self-advancement, self-centeredness, self-consideration, self-containment, self-devotion, self-esteem, self-importance, self-indulgence, self-interest, self-interestedness, self-jealousy, self-occupation, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving, self-solicitude, self-sufficiency, selfishness, selfism, service, settlement, sex appeal, share, side, significance, silent majority, simple interest, slice, small share, snare, snaring, special dividend, special favor, special interest, splinter, splinter group, sponsorship, stake, stimulate, stimulation, stimulative, stimulus, stock, stock dividend, store, stress, strict settlement, suck into, suction, summon, superiority, supremacy, sway, sweetener, sweetening, sympathy, take, take-in, talk into, tangle, tantalization, tantalize, tease, tempt, temptation, the affirmative, the negative, thing, thirst for knowledge, tickle, tie in with, titillate, title, touch, touch upon, transaction, treat of, trust, tutelage, undertaking, undetachment, undispassionateness, unneutrality, use, usury, value, vested interest, vested right, vocal minority, voyeurism, wealth, weight, welfare, well-being, whet, whet the appetite, wing, winning ways, winnings, winsomeness, witchery, wooing, work, world of good, worth
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Interest m. (plural Interesten)
- (finance) interest
- Active third-person singular indicative present form of interesse.
inflected form of interesse