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.
"For the buyer, this will be a wonderful long-term investment, as it is a well-positioned asset in a very popular corridor and should continue to draw interest from national retailers in search of a prime location," said CBRE's Williams.
Medidata could also draw interest from other suitors, one of the people said.
According to experts privy to the deal, the government's sale of two LNG-fired power plants could draw interest from Chinese and Middle Eastern investors.
"We were able to draw interest from both local and out-of-town investors, allowing us to maximize value for our client."
The ministry wants to resume exploration efforts, and the minister has held meetings in recent weeks with foreign exploration firms from the US and Europe in an attempt to draw interest in the bidding process slated for this summer.
"Located within a block of Rockefeller Center, the space will draw interest from a host of local, national and international brands that are seeking well-appointed retail space in one of the most vibrant locations in the entire country," Nero said.
While some donkeys danced with their owners some draw interest with human-like costumes like tie, scarf, sunglasses and dress.
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.
No adviser has been appointed yet to assist the lender on a potential sale, which is seen to draw interest from local banks, the sources added.
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.
Arthur Henry, market intelligence manager for Kbb.com, said, 'The latter half of the year tends to draw interest toward sport utility, crossover and other large vehicles due to weather conditions and seasonality.'
Lompar said Montenegro signed two agreements with Turkey on highways and civil aviation, and highway and airport construction could draw interest of Turkish businessmen.
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.