interest
noun.
a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
an interest in music
Synonym: involvement
noun.
a reason for wanting something done
for your sake|died for the sake of his country|in the interest of safety|in the common interest
Synonym: sake
noun.
the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
they said nothing of great interest|primary colors can add interest to a room
noun.
a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed
how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?
noun.
(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
they have interests all over the world|a stake in the company's future
Synonym: stake
noun.
(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims
the iron interests stepped up production
noun.
a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
sailing is her favorite pastime|his main pastime is gambling|he counts reading among his interests|they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits
Synonym: pastime, pursuit
verb.
excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
verb.
be on the mind of
I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift
Synonym: concern, occupy, worry
verb.
be of importance or consequence
This matters to me!
Synonym: matter to
Antonym: bore