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verb [transitive]     interest pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
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.


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