Synonyms of interest in English:

interest


See definition of interest

noun

1‘the children listened to the story with great interest’

SYNONYMS
attentiveness, undivided attention, absorption, engrossment, heed, regard, notice, scrutiny
curiosity, inquisitiveness
enjoyment, delight
ANTONYMS

boredom

2‘the region has many places of interest to the tourist’

SYNONYMS
attraction, appeal, fascination, charm, beauty, allure, allurement, temptation, tantalization

3‘this account may only be of interest to those involved’

SYNONYMS
concern, importance, import, consequence, moment, momentousness, significance, substance, note, relevance, value, weight, gravity, priority, urgency

4‘her interests include reading and music’

SYNONYMS
hobby, pastime, leisure activity, leisure pursuit, recreation, entertainment, diversion, amusement, relaxation
passion, enthusiasm
informal thing, bag, scene, cup of tea

5‘he has a financial interest in the firm’

SYNONYMS
stake, share, portion, claim, investment, stock, equity
involvement, participation, concern

6‘you must declare your interest in the case’

SYNONYMS
involvement, partiality, partisanship, preference, loyalty
one-sidedness, favouritism, bias, prejudice

7‘his attorney zealously guarded his interests’

SYNONYMS
concern, business, business matter, matter, care
affairs

8‘put your cash in a savings account where it will earn interest’

SYNONYMS
dividends, profits, returns
a percentage, a gain

verb

1‘write about a topic that interests you’

SYNONYMS
be of interest to, appeal to, attract, be attractive to, intrigue, fascinate
absorb, engross, rivet, grip, hold, captivate
amuse, divert, entertain
arouse one's curiosity, whet one's appetite, hold one's attention, engage one's attention
informal float someone's boat, tickle someone's fancy, light someone's fire
ANTONYMS

bore

2‘can I interest you in an aerial photograph of your house?’

SYNONYMS
arouse someone's interest in, persuade to buy, sell

Phrases

    in someone's interests

    ‘the merger is in the interests of both regiments’


    SYNONYMS

    of benefit to, to the advantage of, for the sake of, for the benefit of