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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interested  \In"ter*est*ed\,  a.  [See  {Interest},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Having  the  attention  engaged;  having  emotion  or  passion 
  excited;  as  an  interested  listener. 
 
  2.  Having  an  interest;  concerned  in  a  cause  or  in 
  consequences;  liable  to  be  affected  or  prejudiced;  as  an 
  interested  witness. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interest  \In"ter*est\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Interested};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Interesting}.]  [From  interess'd,  p.  p.  of  the  older 
  form  interess,  fr  F.  int['e]resser,  L.  interesse.  See 
  {Interest},  n.] 
  1.  To  engage  the  attention  of  to  awaken  interest  in  to 
  excite  emotion  or  passion  in  in  behalf  of  a  person  or 
  thing  as  the  subject  did  not  interest  him  to  interest 
  one  in  charitable  work 
 
  To  love  our  native  country  .  .  .  to  be  interested  in 
  its  concerns  is  natural  to  all  men.  --Dryden. 
 
  A  goddess  who  used  to  interest  herself  in  marriages. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  be  concerned  with  or  engaged  in  to  affect;  to  concern; 
  to  excite;  --  often  used  impersonally.  [Obs.] 
 
  Or  rather,  gracious  sir,  Create  me  to  this  glory, 
  since  my  cause  Doth  interest  this  fair  quarrel. 
  --Ford. 
 
  3.  To  cause  or  permit  to  share.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  mystical  communion  of  all  faithful  men  is  such 
  as  maketh  every  one  to  be  interested  in  those 
  precious  blessings  which  any  one  of  them  receiveth 
  at  God's  hands.  --Hooker. 
 
  Syn:  To  concern;  excite;  attract;  entertain;  engage;  occupy; 
  hold 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interested 
  adj  1:  having  or  showing  interest;  especially  curiosity  or 
  fascination  or  concern;  "an  interested  audience"; 
  "interested  in  sports";  "was  interested  to  hear  about 
  her  family";  "interested  in  knowing  who  was  on  the 
  telephone";  "interested  spectators"  [ant:  {uninterested}] 
  2:  involved  in  or  affected  by  or  having  a  claim  to  or  share  in 
  "a  memorandum  to  those  concerned";  "an  enterprise  in  which 
  three  men  are  concerned";  "factors  concerned  in  the  rise 
  and  fall  of  epidemics";  "the  interested  parties  met  to 
  discuss  the  business"  [syn:  {concerned}] 




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