interest - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleinteresting
past tenseinterested
past participleinterested
  1. to make someone want to know about or take part in something

    Oceanography has always interested me.

    interest someone in something:

    We were hoping to interest the buyer in our new line of merchandise.

    it may/might interest you to know/hear/learn etc (that):

    It might interest you to learn that I’ve changed my opinion on that matter.