Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun interest

7 senses of interest

Sense 1
interest, involvement -- (a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; "an interest in music")
       => curiosity, wonder -- (a state in which you want to learn more about something)

Sense 2
sake, interest -- (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")
       => benefit, welfare -- (something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the benefit of all")

Sense 3
interest, interestingness -- (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")
       => power, powerfulness -- (possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade")

Sense 4
interest -- (a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed; "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?")
       => fixed charge, fixed cost, fixed costs -- (a periodic charge that does not vary with business volume (as insurance or rent or mortgage payments etc.))

Sense 5
interest, stake -- ((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")
       => share, portion, part, percentage -- (assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash")

Sense 6
interest, interest group -- ((usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production")
       => social group -- (people sharing some social relation)

Sense 7
pastime, interest, pursuit -- (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")
       => diversion, recreation -- (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation")

Antonyms of verb interest

1 of 3 senses of interest

Sense 1
interest -- (excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of)
       Antonym of bore (Sense 1)
      => bore, tire -- (cause to be bored)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb interest

3 senses of interest

Sense 1
interest -- (excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of)
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

Sense 2
concern, interest, occupy, worry -- (be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift")

Sense 3
matter to, interest -- (be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!")
       => refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with -- (be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments")

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