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Synonyms of interest in English:


  • 1 the children listened to the story with great interest
    attentiveness, undivided attention, absorption, engrossment, heed, regard, notice, scrutiny;
    curiosity, inquisitiveness;
    enjoyment, delight
    [Antonyms] boredom
  • 2 the region has many places of interest to the tourist
  • 3 this account may only be of interest to those involved
    concern, importance, import, consequence, moment, momentousness, significance, substance, note, relevance, value, weight, gravity, priority, urgency
  • 4 her interests include reading and music
    hobby, pastime, leisure activity, leisure pursuit, recreation, entertainment, diversion, amusement, relaxation;
    passion, enthusiasm
    informal thing, bag, scene, cup of tea
  • 5 he has a financial interest in the firm
    stake, share, portion, claim, investment, stock, equity;
  • 6 you must declare your interest in the case
    involvement, partiality, partisanship, preference, loyalty;
  • 7 his attorney zealously guarded his interests
    concern, business, business matter, matter, care;
  • 8 put your cash in a savings account where it will earn interest
    a percentage, a gain
  • Phrases

    in someone's interests
    the merger is in the interests of both regiments
    of benefit to, to the advantage of, for the sake of, for the benefit of


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  • 1 write about a topic that interests you
    be of interest to, appeal to, attract, be attractive to, intrigue, fascinate;
    absorb, engross, rivet, grip, hold, captivate;
    arouse one's curiosity, whet one's appetite, hold one's attention, engage one's attention
    informal float someone's boat, tickle someone's fancy, light someone's fire
    [Antonyms] bore
  • 2 can I interest you in an aerial photograph of your house?
    arouse someone's interest in, persuade to buy, sell
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