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Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas.
Hermann Ebbinghaus

Meaning of "interest" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD INTEREST

From Latin: it concerns, from interesse; from inter- + esse to be.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF INTEREST

interest  [ˈɪntrɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INTEREST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Interest is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb interest in English.

WHAT DOES INTEREST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

interest

Interest

Interest is a fee paid by a borrower of assets to the owner as a form of compensation for the use of the assets. It is most commonly the price paid for the use of borrowed money, or money earned by deposited funds. When money is borrowed, interest is typically paid to the lender as a percentage of the principal, the amount owed to the lender. The percentage of the principal that is paid as a fee over a certain period of time is called the interest rate. A bank deposit will earn interest because the bank is paying for the use of the deposited funds. Assets that are sometimes lent with interest include money, shares, consumer goods through hire purchase, major assets such as aircraft, and even entire factories in finance lease arrangements. The interest is calculated upon the value of the assets in the same manner as upon money. Interest is compensation to the lender, for a) risk of principal loss, called credit risk; and b) forgoing other investments that could have been made with the loaned asset. These forgone investments are known as the opportunity cost. Instead of the lender using the assets directly, they are advanced to the borrower.

Definition of interest in the English dictionary

The first definition of interest in the dictionary is the sense of curiosity about or concern with something or someone. Other definition of interest is the power of stimulating such a sense. Interest is also the quality of such stimulation.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO INTEREST

PRESENT

Present
I interest
you interest
he/she/it interests
we interest
you interest
they interest
Present continuous
I am interesting
you are interesting
he/she/it is interesting
we are interesting
you are interesting
they are interesting
Present perfect
I have interested
you have interested
he/she/it has interested
we have interested
you have interested
they have interested
Present perfect continuous
I have been interesting
you have been interesting
he/she/it has been interesting
we have been interesting
you have been interesting
they have been interesting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I interested
you interested
he/she/it interested
we interested
you interested
they interested
Past continuous
I was interesting
you were interesting
he/she/it was interesting
we were interesting
you were interesting
they were interesting
Past perfect
I had interested
you had interested
he/she/it had interested
we had interested
you had interested
they had interested
Past perfect continuous
I had been interesting
you had been interesting
he/she/it had been interesting
we had been interesting
you had been interesting
they had been interesting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will interest
you will interest
he/she/it will interest
we will interest
you will interest
they will interest
Future continuous
I will be interesting
you will be interesting
he/she/it will be interesting
we will be interesting
you will be interesting
they will be interesting
Future perfect
I will have interested
you will have interested
he/she/it will have interested
we will have interested
you will have interested
they will have interested
Future perfect continuous
I will have been interesting
you will have been interesting
he/she/it will have been interesting
we will have been interesting
you will have been interesting
they will have been interesting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would interest
you would interest
he/she/it would interest
we would interest
you would interest
they would interest
Conditional continuous
I would be interesting
you would be interesting
he/she/it would be interesting
we would be interesting
you would be interesting
they would be interesting
Conditional perfect
I would have interest
you would have interest
he/she/it would have interest
we would have interest
you would have interest
they would have interest
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been interesting
you would have been interesting
he/she/it would have been interesting
we would have been interesting
you would have been interesting
they would have been interesting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you interest
we let´s interest
you interest
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to interest
Past participle
interested
Present Participle
interesting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INTEREST


attrist
əˈtrɪst
audiometrist
ˌɔːdɪəʊˈmɛtrɪst
belletrist
bɛlˈlɛtrɪst
centrist
ˈsɛntrɪst
disinterest
dɪsˈɪntrɪst
dosimetrist
dəʊˈsɪmətrɪst
entrist
ˈɛntrɪst
geriatrist
ˌdʒerɪˈætrɪst
metrist
ˈmɛtrɪst
neuropsychiatrist
ˌnjʊərəʊsaɪˈkaɪətrɪst
optometrist
ɒpˈtɒmɪtrɪst
pediatrist
piːˈdaɪətrɪst
photometrist
ˌfəʊˈtɒmətrɪst
physiatrist
fɪˈzaɪətrɪst
podiatrist
pəˈdaɪətrɪst
psychiatrist
saɪˈkaɪətrɪst
psychometrist
saɪˈkɒmətrɪst
subtrist
sʌbˈtrɪst
Tantrist
ˈtæntrɪst
tryst
trɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INTEREST

interelectrode
interelectron
interelectronic
interepidemic
interess
interesse
interest group
interest payment
interest rate
interest-bearing
interest-earning
interest-free
interest-rate futures
interested
interestedly
interestedness
interesting
interestingly
interestingness
interests

WORDS THAT END LIKE INTEREST

accrued interest
compound interest
controlling interest
declare an interest
Everest
forest
high-interest
human interest
insurable interest
life interest
merest
Mount Everest
noninterest
ratherest
self-interest
simple interest
Site of Special Scientific Interest
uninterest
unity of interest
utterest
vested interest

Synonyms and antonyms of interest in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INTEREST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «interest» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of interest

Translation of «interest» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INTEREST

Find out the translation of interest to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of interest from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «interest» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

兴趣
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

interés
570 millions of speakers

English

interest
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ब्याज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِهْتِمَامٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

интерес
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

interesse
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বার্থ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

intérêt
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Minat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Interesse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

興味
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

관심
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kapentingan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự quan tâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆர்வம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्याज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

faiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

interesse
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zainteresowanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

інтерес
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

interes
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ενδιαφέρον
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

belangstelling
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

intresse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

interesse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of interest

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INTEREST»

The term «interest» is very widely used and occupies the 1.168 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INTEREST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «interest» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «interest» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about interest

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10 QUOTES WITH «INTEREST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word interest.
1
Vagit Alekperov
It is impossible to divide the interest of a country and a company that works on its soil.
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Ethel Percy Andrus
We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
3
Walter Annenberg
Some people find an interest in making money, and though they appear to be slaving, many actually enjoy every minute of their work.
4
Martin Bashir
Each story we approach in the same way, with curiosity and interest and determination to get behind the image.
5
Jacqueline Bisset
I want to keep my attractiveness as long as I can. It has to do with vitality and energy and interest.
6
Jerry Brown
Pension reform can be hard to talk about. In the long run, reform now means fewer demands for layoffs and less draconian measures in the future. It's in the best interest of all Californians to fix this system now.
7
Donald Cargill
I say, traitors; as some men live upon the reward of treachery, for their quiet and liberty; if it may be called a liberty, as it is redeemed with the betraying of the interest of Christ, and the blood of His people.
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Ty Cobb
I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly.
9
Monica Crowley
A president is supposed to calm the American people with sober decision-making in the national interest.
10
Hermann Ebbinghaus
Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INTEREST»

Discover the use of interest in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to interest and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A History of Interest Rates
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Sidney Homer, Richard Sylla, 2011
2
General Theory Of Employment , Interest And Money
Although Considered By A Few Critics That The Sentence Structures Of The Book Are Quite Incomprehensible And Almost Unbearable To Read, The Book Is An Essential Reading For All Those Who Desire A Basic Education In Economics.
John Maynard Keynes, 2006
3
News and the Human Interest Story
Hughes offers a persuasive argument for the continuing viability of this method for combined social control, instruction, and amusement captured by the association of news and the human interest story.
Helen MacGill Hughes, 1980
4
Exploring the Psychology of Interest
The most comprehensive work of its kind, Exploring the Psychology of Interest will be a valuable resource for student and professional researchers in cognitive, social, and developmental psychology.
Department of Psychology University of North Carolina at Greensboro Paul J. Silvia Assistant Professor, 2006
5
Conflict of Interest in the Professions
This book sets a new standard for work on this perennial topic, collecting a set of practical essays by top applied ethicists on a wide variety of professions and occupations.
Humanities Department Michael Davis Professor of Philosophy, and Senior Fellow Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions Illinois Institute of Technology, Andrew Stark Professor of Strategic Management University of Toronto, 2001
6
Beyond Self-Interest
The essays trace, from the ancient Greeks to the present, the use of self-interest to explain political life.
Jane J. Mansbridge, 1990
7
Interest Rate Swaps and Other Derivatives
In this volume, Howard M. Corb further explains the concepts behind interest rate swaps and the derivatives spawned from their success.
Howard Corb, 2013
8
Mathematical Interest Theory
The content of the book, along with an understanding of probability, will provide a solid foundation for readers embarking on actuarial careers.Mathematical Interest Theory includes more than 240 carefully worked examples.
Leslie Vaaler, James Daniel, 2009
9
Mobilizing Interest Groups in America: Patrons, Professions, ...
A major study of interest groups in America
Jack L. Walker, 1991
10
Interest Rate Markets: A Practical Approach to Fixed Income
Toward this end, the book discusses the structural drivers and the main players of fixed income markets; explains how to understand and forecast the yield curve and spreads; and elaborates on the trades in cash and derivative products.
Siddhartha Jha, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INTEREST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term interest is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Yellen: Raising Interest Rates Won't Derail Recovery - NBC News
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sought to reassure worried lawmakers on Thursday that when the Fed begins to raise ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
2
This ex-central banker said Bank of England's imminent interest rate
Bank of England governor Mark Carney revealed that the BoE is looking to raise interest rates "at the turn of this year" — but outspoken former ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
3
California home sales surge in June on strong economy, low interest
SAN DIEGO – California home sales surged in June on a strong economy and low interest rates as prices reached seven-year highs, ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
4
Utah police question person of interest in death of missing 12-year …
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Police questioned a person of interest Friday in the death of a 12-year-old girl whose body was found in an ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
5
New consumer price data makes interest rate increase likely …
Economists say the tick up in consumer prices makes it more likely the Federal Reserve will end a policy of keeping short-term interest rates ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
6
Chris Johnson expects interest to pick up when camps start …
He's resumed training after being treated for the injury, but interest in his services never materialized while teams were filling out their 90-man ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
7
Higher Net Interest Rate Income Drives Revenue Hike for SunTrust …
“The sequential quarter decrease was due to a decline in interest rate lock volume and gain-on-sale margins,” the report said. “The increase ... «DSNews.com, Jul 15»
8
Mortgage Interest Rates Soar to New High - Realtor.com
Mortgage interest rates rose to 4.09%, the highest level since October of last year, as the markets react to economic volatility overseas—and ... «Realtor.com News, Jul 15»
9
Ty Lawson drawing trade interest from Lakers, Rockets, Pistons, per …
The Nuggets are aggressively shopping Ty Lawson and the Lakers, Rockets and Pistons have showed interest in the troubled point guard, ... «SB Nation, Jul 15»
10
DA: 'Person of interest' in James City death cleared and not charged …
District Attorney Scott Thomas said a man who was a “person of interest” in the slashing death of a man in James City last month has been ... «WCTI12.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Interest [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/interest>. May 2020 ».
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