Textual thesaurus for "interest"

(noun) pastime, pursuit

a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

sailing is her favorite pastime; his main pastime is gambling; he counts reading among his interests; they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits

(noun) sake

a reason for wanting something done

for your sake; died for the sake of his country; in the interest of safety; in the common interest

(noun) interestingness

the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)

they said nothing of great interest; primary colors can add interest to a room

(noun) involvement

a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something

an interest in music

(noun) interest group

(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims

the iron interests stepped up production

(noun) stake

(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something

they have interests all over the world; a stake in the company's future

(verb) occupy, concern, worry

be on the mind of

I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift

(verb) matter to

be of importance or consequence

This matters to me!