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Etymology

From Old French interesse and interest (French: intérêt) < Mediaeval Latin interesse < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] interesse.

Noun

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Singular
interest

Plural
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interest ({{{1}}})
  1. A great attention and concern from someone or something.
  2. The price paid for obtaining, or price received for providing, money or goods in a credit transaction, calculated as a fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed.
  3. Attention that is given to or received from someone or something.
  4. A business or amorous link or involvement.
    I have business interests in South Africa.

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Derived terms

Verb

Infinitive
to interest

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to interest (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To attract attention or concern.
    It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.

Antonyms

Translations


Latin

Etymology

Inflected form of interesse.

Verb

interest

  1. Active third-person singular indicative present form of interesse.

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