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interested */*/*/
UK [ˈɪntrəstɪd] / US [ˈɪntrəstəd] adjective
Collocations:

Interested describes how you feel: I am extremely interested in art. She didn't look very interested.
Interesting describes things or situations that make you feel interested: I find art very interesting. It was a really interesting lecture. Only people can be described as interested.
Metaphor:
Being interested in something is like being physically connected to it, making you feel as if you cannot move away. Something that is interesting seems to pull you towards it or take hold of you. These are the kind of issues that really engage people. I first got into drama as a student. The children were completely absorbed in their work. I became very involved with the problem of poverty. We were gripped by this fantastic film. What drew you to politics in the first place? The idea doesn't really grab me. This is an engaging tale of love and loss. I found the play riveting. an absorbing account of his life I was glued to my seat. This is a very attractive notion. She has always felt the pull of foreign travel. The exhibition proved to be a big draw.  enthusiasm, idea
1) [not usually before noun] wanting to know about or take part in something
interested in:

Joe's always been interested in politics.

be interested to hear/know/learn/see etc:

I'd be interested to hear what you think.

not remotely interested in something (= not at all interested):

He wasn't remotely interested in romance.


Collocations:
Adverbs frequently used with interested
▪  deeply, extremely, genuinely, keenly, mainly, particularly, primarily, principally, really, seriously
2) [never before noun] willing or keen to do something

We're going to the cinema. Are you interested (= would you like to come too)?

interested in:

Is anyone interested in a quick walk before lunch?

interested in doing something:

If you are interested in helping, just turn up on Saturday.


Derived word:
interestedly
adverb

English dictionary. 2014.

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