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in the interests (or interest) of something

Definition of in the interests or interest of something in English:

For the benefit of: in the interests of security we are keeping the information confidential
More example sentences
  • One such principle holds that space is to be explored and used ‘for the benefit and in the interests of all countries.’
  • We are doing so because it is in our best interests and in the interests of our citizens.
  • The Government should act in their interests and not just in the interests of the elite who can afford to build nursing homes.
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