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Synonyms for interest

Synonyms for interest

mental acquisitiveness

curiosity about or attention to someone or something

something that contributes to or increases one's well-being

a right or legal share in something

to arouse the interest and attention of

Synonyms for interest

a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something

a reason for wanting something done


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

a fixed charge for borrowing money

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

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

be on the mind of

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Councillor Ron Lowes, who made the complaint, said: "Cllr Khan had been advised strongly to declare an interest and that was not done.
If too many members declare an interest, there might not be enough left to make a decision.
Where they may have an interest all councillors are expected to declare an interest.
Mr Short alleged that at the meeting of Kirkwhelpington Parish Council, Coun Anderson did not declare an interest at the right time and, when he did, remained in the room and listened to the discussion.
Now he is potentially guilty of failing to declare an interest in a much more serious matter.
Cllr Beckett said: "I did actually declare an interest at this meeting and this was minuted.
Tory Education and Employment spokesman Mr Stephen Dorrell was fending off calls for his sacking yesterday after he apologised for failing to declare an interest in his Worcester company.
Mr Hardacre's father, Labour councillor David Hardacre, the cabinet member for performance and asset management, was present when the minutes of the committee meeting were received and noted at a full council meeting on October 9, but did not declare an interest.
David Hardacre is not a member of the Senior Remuneration Committee, but when the minutes of the committee meeting were approved, and the decision to award the rises was ratified, at a full council meeting on October 9, he did not declare an interest.
Former Louth boss Paddy Carr is believed to have been approached by a number of senior figures in the county to declare an interest.
A TOP-level inquiry concluded a senior North Wales councillor did not have to declare an interest during a controversial planning committee meeting.
The code of conduct for MSPs states they must declare an interest in case it gives the 'appearance of prejudicing their ability to act in a disinterested manner'.
RUGBY councillors look set to be given free rein to discuss and vote on airport issues without having to declare an interest.
When told there was a likelihood he could be reported to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales over his decision not to declare an interest, Mr Hardacre said he would seek guidance from the council's monitoring officer.
But she faces claims she did not did not declare an interest in the business despite sitting on the council that awarded the tender to Mr McCambley.