interest in

interest in (someone or something)

1. To be intrigued by or curious about something. Haley's just never been interested in the Harry Potter books, so she's never read them.
2. To want something. No thanks, I'm not interested in anything to drink right now.
3. To have romantic feelings for someone. A: "Is Drew really interested in me?" B: "Yes! I think he's going to ask you out soon!"
4. To cause someone to be intrigued by or curious about something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "interest" and "in." I can't seem to interest Haley in the Harry Potter books, no matter how hard I try.
5. To cause someone to want something, often something for purchase. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "interest" and "in." Ma'am, can I interest you in our finest bed linens? Now that you're here, can I interest you in some lemonade?
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interest someone in someone or something

to arouse the interest of someone in someone or something. Yes, lean recommend someone for you to hire. Could I interest you in Tom? He's one of our best workers. Can I interest you in checking out a book from the library?
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interest someone in something

to cause someone to wish to purchase something. Could I interest you in something with a little more style to it? Can I interest you in some additional insurance on your life?
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interest in

To arouse in someone a curiosity about, or a desire for, doing or acquiring something: The clerk interested the customer in a new refrigerator. I am interested in French literature.
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Most recently, he said, there has been strong interest in high-dividend equities and collateralized loan obligations, the latter offering returns nearing 4% and high credit quality in the better tranches.
8m) Outs: Williamson, Thauvin (loan likely) What could happen: They have an interest in Loic Remy (loan or PS10m), Saido Berahino (PS20m) and Seydou Doumbia (loan).
1) Once the mortgagee has been paid for a loss to the extent of its full interest in the property, the mortgagor is entitled to payment for the remainder of the amount of loss, if any.
As banks have become more aggressive with 5-year certificates of deposits paying interest in a range of 5% to 5.
Because of inherent limitations of DTDs, there is great interest in a more effective technique called "XML Schemas", another W3C standard, which defines the specific markup that is valid within an XML document.
Keeping terrorists out requires ridding the visa system and border regime of loopholes and gray areas, but immigration groups have a vested interest in just such profitable ambiguities.
Sheik Al-Sharif's interest in employment by the mosque and his interest in remaining in the United States would be threatened by respondent's release from INS custody [because Ahmed opposed continuing Al-Sharif's employment as imam at the mosque upon which INS approval of his employment-based visa was contingent].
Most critically, the legislation would shift the responsibility for the care and custody of unaccompanied alien children to an agency still within the Department of Justice, but with no direct interest in the outcome of a child's case--the Office of Children's Services (OCS) (24)--thereby enabling the INS to focus its efforts on the legitimate law enforcement objectives of securing removal or release for these children.
With the report in hand and my particular interest, and the interest of the (Ontario) Ministry of Natural Resources in establishing a base of operations there, it was thought that it would be a good idea to put together not just a committee but a commission of people with a vested interest in the airport to oversee it.
The public's seemingly unquenchable interest in viewing the exploits of law enforcement officers has spawned the ever increasing media coverage of such events.
Even the staunchest rank-and-file activist is likely to lose interest in a movement culture that honors only words and arguments and the individuals who most skillfully deploy them.
Even in countries which it did not visit, the mission had the effect of immediately stimulating interest in Japan .
After rescission, the security interest in the home becomes void and the consumer is entitled to receive a refund of all fees paid to the creditor or to a third party for the loan.