Interest

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From Template:Fro {{ Template:Fro/script |[[interesse#Template:Fro|interesse]]|face=term|lang=fro}} and {{ Template:Fro/script |[[interest#Template:Fro|interest]]|face=term|lang=fro}} (French: [[intérêt#|intérêt]]), from Template:ML. [[interesse#|interesse]], from [[interesse#|interesse]].

Noun

Interest (usually uncountable; plural [[Interests#|Interests]])
  1. Template:Label 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. Template:Defdate
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  2. Template:Label A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity. Template:Defdate
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  3. Template:Label Attention that is given to or received from someone or something.
  4. Template:Label A business or amorous link or involvement.
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  5. Template:Label Something one is interested in.
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  6. Template:Label Injury, or compensation for injury; damages.
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      How can this infinite beauty, power and goodnes admit any correspondencie or similitude with a thing so base and abject as we are, without extreme interest and manifest derogation from his divine greatnesse?
  7. The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively.
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  • (fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed): cost of money

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Verb

Interest (third-person singular simple present [[Interests#|Interests]], present participle [[Interesting#|Interesting]], simple past and past participle [[Interested#|Interested]])
  1. To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing.
    It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.
    Action films don't really interest me.
  2. (ArticlesobsoleteArticles, often Articlesimpersonal) To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite.
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      Or rather, gracious sir, / Create me to this glory, since my cause / Doth interest this fair quarrel.
  3. (Articlesobsolete) To cause or permit to share.
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      The mystical communion of all faithful men is such as maketh every one to be interested in those precious blessings which any one of them receiveth at God's hands.

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Noun

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  1. (Articlesfinance) interest

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