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interest /'intrist/
  • danh từ
    • sự quan tâm, sự chú ý; điều quan tâm, điều chú ý
      • a question of great interest: một vấn đề đáng chú ý
    • sự thích thú; điều thích thú
    • tầm quan trọng
      • a matter of great interest: một việc quan trọng
    • quyền lợi; lợi ích, ích kỷ
      • to do something in (to) somebody's interest (s): làm gì vì lợi ích của ai
    • lợi tức, tiền lãi
    • tập thể cùng chung một quyền lợi
      • the steel interest: nhóm tư bản thép
    • to make interest with somebody
      • dùng lợi ích cá nhân làm áp lực với ai
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm cho quan tâm, làm cho chú ý, làm cho thích thú
    • liên quan đến, dính dáng đến
      • the fight against aggression interests all peoples: sự đấu tranh chống xâm lược liên quan đến mọi dân tộc
    • làm tham gia
      • to interest a finacier in an undertaking: làm cho một nhà tư bản tài chính tham gia một cuộc kinh doanh
Concise Dictionary
interests|interested|interesting'ɪntrɪst
noun
+a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
+the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
+a reason for wanting something done
+a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed
+a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
+(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
+(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims
verb
+excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
+be on the mind of
+be of importance or consequence

Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
1 attention, attentiveness, concern, regard, curiosity, scrutiny, notice, engagement:
The way the puzzle fitted together drew my interest. She examined the books with interest. She shows interest in taking a writing course
2 concern, significance, importance, weight, moment, note, consequence:
Of what interest is a newly found painting by Tiepolo?
3 Often, interests. profit, advantage, benefit, good, avail, worth, value, consideration, behalf, behoof:
Is it in our interest to sell the business?
4 share, portion, stake, investment, piece, cut, percentage, participation, involvement:
I have a small interest in an emerald mine.
5 Often, interests. business, concern, affair, property; hobby, pastime, diversion, avocation, amusement, entertainment, pursuit, relaxation, occupation:
She travels abroad to look after her interests. Caroline has many interests besides business
6 (lending) fee or charge, percentage, rate, Slang US vigorish:
How much interest would the bank charge on a $40,000 mortgage?
v.
7 engage, absorb, engross, attract, draw, catch, capture, captivate, hold, fascinate, intrigue, excite, incite, provoke, arouse, affect, quicken, infect, animate, kindle, fire:
At that time, our daughter was interested only in boys. There is something about astronomy that interests me
8 influence, induce, persuade, move, tempt, involve, enrol, enlist, dispose, incline, prevail upon, talk into, concern:
Could I interest you in investing in my company?
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
wanting to know more
1 [sing., U] ~ (in sb/sth) the feeling that you have when you want to know or learn more about sb/sth: to feel / have / show / express (an) interest in sth + Do your parents take an interest in your friends? + By that time I had lost (all) interest in the idea. + I watched with interest. + As a matter of interest, (= I'd like to know) what time did the party finish? + Just out of interest, how much did it cost?
Compare: DISINTEREST
attraction
2 [U] the quality that sth has when it attracts sb's attention or makes them want to know more about it: There are many places of interest around Oxford. + The subject is of no interest to me at all. + These plants will add interest to your garden in winter. + This museum holds particular interest for geologists.
See also - HUMAN INTEREST
hobby
3 [C] an activity or a subject that you enjoy and that you spend your free time doing or studying: Her main interests are music and tennis. + He was a man of wide interests outside his work.
Compare: HOBBY
money
4 [U] ~ (on sth) (finance) the extra money that you pay back when you borrow money or that you receive when you invest money: to pay interest on a loan + The money was repaid with interest. + interest charges / payments + Interest rates have risen by 1%. + high rates of interest
See also - COMPOUND INTEREST, SIMPLE INTEREST
advantage
5 [C, usually pl., U] a good result or an advantage for sb/sth: to promote / protect / safeguard sb's interests + She was acting entirely in her own interests. + These reforms were in the best interests of local government. + It is in the public interest that these facts are made known.
See also - SELF-INTEREST
share in business
6 [C, usually pl.] ~ (in sth) a share in a business or company and its profits: She has business interests in France. + American interests in Europe (= money invested in European countries)
See also - CONTROLLING INTEREST
connection
7 [C, U] ~ (in sth) a connection with sth which affects your attitude to it, especially because you may benefit from it in some way: I should, at this point, declare my interest. + Organizations have an interest in ensuring that employee motivation is high.
Compare: DISINTEREST
See also - VESTED INTEREST
group of people
8 [C, usually pl.] a group of people who are in the same business or who share the same aims which they want to protect: powerful farming interests + relationships between local government and business interests + the activities of special interest groups
Idioms: have sb's interests at heart to want sb to be happy and successful even though your actions may not show this
in the interest(s) of sth in order to help or achieve sth: In the interest(s) of safety, smoking is forbidden.
to do sth (back) with interest to do the same thing to sb as they have done to you, but with more force, enthusiasm, etc.
more at CONFLICT n.
+ verb
~ sb / yourself (in sth) to attract your attention and make you feel interested; to make yourself give your attention to sth: [VN] Politics doesn't interest me. + She has always interested herself in charity work. + The museum has something to interest everyone, young and old. + [VN to inf] It may interest you to know that Andy didn't accept the job.
Phrasal Verbs: interest sb in sth to persuade sb to buy, do or eat sth: Could I interest you in this model, Sir?
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 desire to learn/hear more about sb/sth

ADJ.

avid, burning, close, considerable, consuming, deep, great, intense, keen, lively, passionate, strong
The police were starting to take a close interest in the company's activities. She always had a great interest in the supernatural.
| particular | growing, increasing | slightest
He's never shown the slightest interest in football.
| general, widespread | worldwide | serious | genuine | abiding, lifelong | passing | renewed | added
I'll watch the programme with added interest now I know you're in it.
| active | passive | polite
He showed a polite interest in her story.
| personal | media
The event attracted a lot of media interest.

VERB + INTEREST

have | evince, express, show, take
My cousin expressed an interest in seeing where I work.
| feign, simulate
She feigned interest in a magazine article to avoid meeting the man's stare.
| lose | arouse, attract, awaken, caught, drum up, excite, generate, kindle, spark, stimulate, stir up, whip up
A sticker on a bag caught my interest. The government failed to drum up any public interest in the referendum. A childhood journey sparked his lifelong interest in railways.
| develop
While in prison he developed an interest in art.
| maintain, sustain
Despite intensive publicity, Channel 4 failed to maintain interest in its expensive new show.
| revive

INTEREST + VERB

grow | flag, wane
The children's interest began to flag after half an hour of the lesson.

PREP.

for/out of ~
I'm asking purely out of interest.
| with ~
They listened with interest.
| ~ among
to stimulate interest among teachers
| ~ from
growing interest from younger members
| ~ in
She took an active interest in their welfare.

2 quality that attracts attention

ADJ.

great | particular
Her comments are of particular interest to me.
| broad, general, wide | architectural, artistic, historic/historical, scientific | academic
Since the championship has already been decided, this match is of purely academic interest.
| human
a plot devoid of human interest
| love
Angelina Jolie supplies the love interest in the film.

VERB + INTEREST

be of
His books are of no interest to me at all.
| hold no
Their conversation held no interest for me.
| add
Bushes that flower in winter will add interest to your garden.
| supply

INTEREST + VERB

lie in
The interest of the painting lies in its unusual use of colour.

PREP.

of ~
a building of greatarchitectural interest

3 sth you enjoy doing/learning about

ADJ.

diverse, varied, wide, wide-ranging | private | artistic, musical, etc.

VERB + INTEREST

have | share | pursue
He wanted time to pursue his many and varied musical interests.

4 money earned from investments

ADJ.

annual, monthly, etc. | compound, simple

VERB + INTEREST

earn, make, receive | pay | charge

INTEREST + VERB

accrue, bear

INTEREST + NOUN

rate | payment | charge

PREP.

~ on
to pay interest on a loan

PHRASES

a rate of interest
a mortgage with a fixed/flexible rate of interest

5 benefits that sth has for sb

ADJ.

best
It's not in your best interests to let your boss know you're looking for a new job.
| self-, selfish | common, mutual | competing, contradictory | long-term, short-term | narrow
narrow sectional interests
| direct
Lawyers have a direct financial interest in the outcome of the debate.
| paramount, vital | vested | national, public | class, sectional | foreign, outside | economic, financial, political, strategic, etc.

VERB + INTEREST

defend, guard, look after, protect, safeguard | act in, advance, champion, further, promote, serve
He claimed to be acting in the public interest.
| represent | act against, jeopardize, threaten

INTEREST + VERB

lie in sth | be at stake

INTEREST + NOUN

group
Various interest groups have expressed their opposition to the policy.

PREP.

against sb/sth's ~(s)
The solicitor refused to act against his client's interests.
| contrary to sb/sth's ~
The union refused to support proposals that it saw as contrary to the interests of its members.
| in sb/sth's ~(s)
New work practices were introduced in the interests of efficiency.
| of ~
We met to discuss matters of common interest.
| out of ~
He was obviously acting purely out of selfish interest.

PHRASES

a conflict of interests
One member of the planning committee had a conflict of interests as he lived near the proposed motorway.
| have sb's (best) interests at heart
Although he was sometimes too strict with his children, he had their best interests at heart.

6 legal right to share in profits

ADJ.

powerful | controlling, majority | minority | joint | banking, business, commercial, shipping

VERB + INTEREST

have
He has controlling interests in several ventures.
| sell

PREP.

~ in

verb

ADV.

greatly, particularly, really, very much
It is this aspect of the work that really interests me.

VERB + INTEREST

try to
She tried to interest the director in her scheme.



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