interest in

This page is about the phrasal verb interest in.

Meaning: If you interest somebody in something, you make them want to know more about it.

For example:

  • interest sb in sb/sth Companies try to interest people in their products by promoting and advertising them.

  • interest sb in sb/sth It's amazing how a well-made documentary can interest people in a subject that they've never been interested in before.

Quick Quiz:

As soon as I walked into the auto showroom, a salesman said, "Can I interest you in

a. our new model?"

b. our pretty salesgirls?"

c. a tour of Albania?"

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