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Purpose vs. Interest

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Purposenoun

An object to be reached; a target; an aim; a goal. "purpose".

Interestnoun

The price paid for obtaining, or price received for providing, money or goods in a credit transaction, calculated as a fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed.

‘Our bank offers borrowers an annual interest of 5%.’;

Purposenoun

A result that is desired; an intention.

Interestnoun

(uncountable) A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity.

‘He has a lot of interest in vintage cars.’;

Purposenoun

The act of intending to do something; resolution; determination.

Interestnoun

(uncountable) Attention that is given to or received from someone or something.

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Purposenoun

The subject of discourse; the point at issue.

Interestnoun

(countable) An involvement, claim, right, share, stake in or link with a financial, business, or other undertaking or endeavor.

‘When scientists and doctors write articles and when politicians run for office, they are required in many countries to declare any existing conflicts of interest.’; ‘I have business interests in South Africa.’;

Purposenoun

The reason for which something is done, or the reason it is done in a particular way.

‘The purpose of turning off the lights overnight is to save energy.’;

Interestnoun

(countable) Something one is interested in.

‘Lexicography is one of my interests.’; ‘Victorian furniture is an interest of mine.’;

Purposenoun

(obsolete) Instance; example.

Interestnoun

Injury, or compensation for injury; damages.

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Purposeverb

(intransitive) To have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.

Interestnoun

(usually plural) The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively.

‘the iron interest;’; ‘the cotton interest’;

Purposeverb

To design for some purpose.

Interestverb

To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing.

‘It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.’; ‘Action films don't really interest me.’;

Purposeverb

To discourse.

Interestverb

To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite.

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Purposenoun

That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan.

‘He will his firste purpos modify.’; ‘As my eternal purpose hath decreed.’; ‘The flighty purpose never is o'ertookUnless the deed go with it.’;

Interestverb

(obsolete) To cause or permit to share.

Purposenoun

Proposal to another; discourse.

Interestverb

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.’; ‘A goddess who used to interest herself in marriages.’;

Purposenoun

Instance; example.

Interestverb

To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite; - often used impersonally.

‘Or rather, gracious sir,Create me to this glory, since my causeDoth interest this fair quarrel.’;

Purposeverb

To set forth; to bring forward.

Interestverb

To cause or permit to share.

‘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.’;

Purposeverb

To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; - often followed by an infinitive or dependent clause.

‘Did nothing purpose against the state.’; ‘I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time which is within the memory of men still living.’;

Interestnoun

Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful, accompanying special attention to some object; concern; a desire to learn more about a topic or engage often in an activity.

‘So much interest have I in thy sorrow.’;

Purposeverb

To have a purpose or intention; to discourse.

Interestnoun

Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the stocks.

Purposenoun

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

‘his intent was to provide a new translation’; ‘good intentions are not enough’; ‘it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs’; ‘he made no secret of his designs’;

Interestnoun

Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a selfish benefit; profit; benefit.

‘Divisions hinder the common interest and public good.’; ‘When interest calls of all her sneaking train.’;

Purposenoun

what something is used for;

‘the function of an auger is to bore holes’; ‘ballet is beautiful but what use is it?’;

Interestnoun

A fee paid for the use of money; a fee paid for a loan; - usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars.

‘They have told their money, and let outTheir coin upon large interest.’;

Purposenoun

the quality of being determined to do or achieve something;

‘his determination showed in his every movement’; ‘he is a man of purpose’;

Interestnoun

Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent for what is given or rendered.

‘You shall have your desires with interest.’;

Purposeverb

propose or intend;

‘I aim to arrive at noon’;

Interestnoun

The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the cotton interest.

Purposeverb

reach a decision;

‘he resolved never to drink again’;

Interestnoun

a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something;

‘an interest in music’;

Interestnoun

the power of attracting or holding one's interest (because it is unusual or exciting etc.);

‘they said nothing of great interest’; ‘primary colors can add interest to a room’;

Interestnoun

a reason for wanting something done;

‘for your sake’; ‘died for the sake of his country’; ‘in the interest of safety’; ‘in the common interest’;

Interestnoun

a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed;

‘how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?’;

Interestnoun

a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly);

‘sailing is her favorite pastime’; ‘his main pastime is gambling’; ‘he counts reading among his interests’; ‘they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits’;

Interestnoun

(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something;

‘they have interests all over the world’; ‘a stake in the company's future’;

Interestnoun

(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims;

‘the iron interests stepped up production’;

Interestverb

excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

Interestverb

be on the mind of;

‘I worry about the second Germanic consonant’;

Interestverb

be of importance or consequence;

‘This matters to me!’;

Interest

Interest, in finance and economics, is payment from a borrower or deposit-taking financial institution to a lender or depositor of an amount above repayment of the principal sum (that is, the amount borrowed), at a particular rate. It is distinct from a fee which the borrower may pay the lender or some third party.

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