Synonyms for interest:
excite, kindle, turn on, nose for news, tax, fixation, pay, transfix, stimulate, inspire, enthusiasm, sweep along, hypnotize, pump up, enthuse, impress, thrill, energize, interestedness, affect, grab, enchant, hook, bewitch, pulsate, love affair, rush, curiousness, motivation, dazzle, blow away, entertain, public interest, pull, captivate, mesmerize, vested interest, importance, sell, fire up, stir, exhilarate, consume, titillate, grip, department, passion, notion, whip into, tantalize, expense, renaissance, electrify, revenue, discount rate, monomania, tempt, knock out, do for, animate.
Other synonyms and related words:
benefit, importance, intrigue, engage, affect, regard, title, claim, bear on, involve, matter, gain, advantage, sake, appeal, touch, demand, fascinate, amuse, interestedness, profit, attract, pastime, concernment.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 7 (noun)
Sense 8 (noun)
Sense 9 (noun)
Sense 10 (noun)
Sense 11 (noun)
concentration, entrancement, heedfulness, diligence, alertness, observation, scrutiny, concern, caution, immersion, intentness, enrapture, absorption, rapture, attentiveness, watchfulness, consideration, engrossment, attention, fascination, notice, care, mindfulness, regardfulness.
attraction, curiosity (noun)
division, segment, allotment, chunk, dividend, ration, zone, quantum, fraction, helping, member, slice, quota, split, percentage, cut, sector, allowance, portion, budget, lot, share, proportion, part, stake, measure, partition, compartment, parcel, subdivision, half, bit, stock, piece.
share, investment (noun)
hold the attention of (verb)
Usage examples for interest:
- Flossy's interest in the game was gone; instead, her heart was busy with this new idea. - "The Chautauqua Girls At Home", Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden.
- Who is the young man in whom you take so much interest? - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.
- I might give you two thousand for a half interest. - "Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford", George Randolph Chester.