draw interest

draw interest

1. To attract attention. In this usage, "draw" and "interest" are often separated by a quantifier. In the employee poll, these potential changes drew the most interest, sir. That artist's latest set of paintings has really drawn a great deal of interest among art collectors.
2. To accrue interest while deposited, as of money. You'll only be able to draw interest if you actually deposit your money for a change.
See also: draw, interest

draw interest

 
1. to appear interesting and get (someone's) attention. (Note the variation in the examples.) This kind of event isn't likely to draw a lot of interest. What kind of show will draw public interest?
2. [for money] to earn interest while on deposit. Put your money in the bank so it will draw interest. The cash value of some insurance policies also draws interest.
See also: draw, interest
References in classic literature ?
If the Bourbons want to reign in peace, let them seek creditors in the towns and villages, and place their loans there; above all, they ought not to let foreigners draw interest away from France; some day an alien nation might ask us for the capital.
The festival started in 1995 in a bid to draw interest to the city which is still reeling from the damages brought by the 1990 Luzon earthquake.
He added that after all that is said, they are priceless assets and continue to draw interest.
The proposed sale, which is reported to be for all 100% shares of Warid Telecom, is likely to draw interest from UAE incumbent Etisalat and from China Mobile, the report added, citing sources familiar with the matter.
According to the Sunday Times, Tyrrells is likely to draw interest from American food giant Kellogg's, the Japanese snacks firm Calbee and Tangerine, the Blackpool-based confectionery company that owns Butterkist popcorn.
The Finnish unit could draw interest from competing broadcasters and buyout firms.
OneMed's divestment is expected to draw interest from Nordic buyout firms, including IK Investment Partners, Nordic Capital and EQT, as well as from European private equity firms focusing on the healthcare sector.
According to recent media reports, PAI would be seeking to sell its 50% stake in Yoplait and such a sale could draw interest from companies like Nestle, Arla Foods, or General Mills.
MIDDLESBROUGH has seen its latest tourist attraction draw interest from art enthusiasts and critics around the world.
Abu Dhabi: The continuing threat of piracy around the Horn of Africa has helped draw interest to Abu Dhabi Ship Building's (ADSB) stand at the Middle East Workboats Exhibition.
With just the land as collateral, this is a loan that would not draw interest from many lenders," said Jeffrey Wolfer, Kennedy CEO.
Biogen may also draw interest from other potential buyers, the company said.
His interest in politics comes largely from his father, Baliaba Aboya Casimir, who worked to draw interest and new members to one of the country's political parties.
A focus on ecosystem values shifts the traditional view from seeing natural resources as a checking account that can be drawn down, to that of a savings account from which you might draw interest earned but keep the principle untouched.
WHILE Ken Stott is deeply missed, this better than average crime drama continues to draw interest.