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1‘the children listened to the story with great interest’
attentiveness, undivided attention, absorption, engrossment, heed, regard, notice, scrutiny
2‘the region has many places of interest to the tourist’
attraction, appeal, fascination, charm, beauty, allure, allurement, temptation, tantalization
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
informal thing, bag, scene, cup of tea
5‘he has a financial interest in the firm’
stake, share, portion, claim, investment, stock, equity
involvement, participation, concern
6‘you must declare your interest in the case’
involvement, partiality, partisanship, preference, loyalty
one-sidedness, favouritism, bias, prejudice
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’
dividends, profits, returns
a percentage, a gain
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
amuse, divert, entertain
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
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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