Synonyms of interest in English:

interest


See definition of interest

noun

1‘the children listened to the story with great interest’

SYNONYMS

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’

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attraction, appeal, fascination, charm, beauty, allure, allurement, temptation, tantalization

3‘this account may only be of interest to those involved’

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concern, importance, import, consequence, moment, momentousness, significance, substance, note, relevance, value, weight, gravity, priority, urgency

4‘her interests include reading and music’

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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’

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stake, share, portion, claim, investment, stock, equity

involvement, participation, concern

6‘you must declare your interest in the case’

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involvement, partiality, partisanship, preference, loyalty

one-sidedness, favouritism, bias, prejudice

7‘his attorney zealously guarded his interests’

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concern, business, business matter, matter, care

affairs

8‘put your cash in a savings account where it will earn interest’

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dividends, profits, returns

a percentage, a gain


verb

1‘write about a topic that interests you’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

bore

2‘can I interest you in an aerial photograph of your house?’

SYNONYMS

arouse someone's interest in, persuade to buy, sell


Phrases

    in someone's interests

      ‘the merger is in the interests of both regiments’

      SYNONYMS

      of benefit to, to the advantage of, for the sake of, for the benefit of