pique (one's) interest

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pique (one's) interest

To cause one to become interested in or captivated by something; to arouse one's interest. All right, you've piqued my interest. What is this "ingenious" invention of yours, and how exactly will it give me back hours of my life? It's important to provide your children with a variety of experiences to see what piques their interest. Not every kid is going to want to play baseball or do ballet.
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So, children don't see their parents engrossed in a book, which can pique one's interest. They might wonder, as we did, what is it about a tome that can keep people engaged for hours.
Many offer enough detail to pique one's interest, but clearly could serve as the basis for more substantial, in-depth studies.
The book may pique one's interest in socialist thought, but the overdependence on Marx's writings is off-putting, as is Foster's assumption that socialism is the best of all possible systems.
Although Her Story does pique one's interest with its selection of women and visual timeline format, its strength is in the illustrations, not the text.
But with 1,800 tequilas on display, and approximately 450 available for service at any given time, depending on supply and demand, there easily are at least a few bottles to pique one's interest.
Just enough information is given, and conflicts left unresolved, to pique one's interest in the anticipated third installment.