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Definition of interest verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

interest

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɪntrəst//
 
, NAmE//ˈɪntrɛst//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they interest
 
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he / she / it interests
 
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past simple interested
 
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-ing form interesting
 
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 to attract your attention and make you feel interested; to make yourself give your attention to something interest somebody Politics doesn't interest me. The museum has something to interest everyone, young and old. interest somebody/yourself in something She has always interested herself in charity work. it interests somebody to do something It may interest you to know that I didn't accept the job. Phrasal Verbsinterest somebody in something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: interest