Synonyms of interest in English:

interest

noun

  • 1 we listened with interest
    attentiveness, attention, absorption; heed, regard, notice; curiosity, inquisitiveness; enjoyment, delight, enthusiasm
    we listened with interest
    [Antonyms] boredom
  • 4 her interests include reading
    hobby, pastime, leisure pursuit, recreation, diversion, amusement; passion, enthusiasm
    informal thing, bag, cup of tea
  • 5 a financial interest in the firm
    stake, share, claim, investment, stock, equity; involvement, concern
  • 7 his attorney guarded his interests
    concern, business, affair

verb

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  • 2 can I interest you in a drink?
    persuade to have, tempt to have; sell

Phrases

in someone's best interests

there was bitter disagreement over which treatment would be in their father's best interests of (the most) benefit toto the advantage offor the sake offor the benefit of

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