vested interest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"vested interest" in British English

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vested interestnoun

uk   /ˌves.tɪdˈɪn.tər.est/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
[C] a ​strongpersonalinterest in something because you could get an ​advantage from it: As both a ​teacher and ​parent, she had a vested ​interest inseeing the ​schoolremainopen.vested interests [plural] often disapproving people or ​organizations who have a ​financial or ​personalinterest in a ​business, ​company, or ​existingsystem: A ​compromise has to be ​reached between all the ​powerful vested ​interests before any ​restorationwork in the ​city can take ​place.
(Definition of vested interest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vested interest" in American English

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vested interestnoun [C]

 /ˈves·tɪd ˈɪn·trəst, ˈɪn·tər·əst/
an interest in ​influencing something so that you can ​continue to ​benefit from it: She said the ​port has a vested interest in ​protecting the community's ​environment. A vested interest is also a ​person or ​group who has this ​type of ​relationship with something: The British vested interests didn't ​regulatetheir own ​industries, as the Chinese ​statefirms do.
(Definition of vested interest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vested interest" in Business English

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vested interestnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​strong reason for ​supporting a particular ​action which will give you a ​personal or ​financialadvantage: a vested interest in sth Leaks about a possible ​merger were ​traced back to the ​companies with a ​vestedinterest in the ​deal. The ​majority faction has a ​vestedinterest in taking ​part in the ​election.
vested interests [plural] disapproving people or ​organizations with a ​financial or ​personaladvantage in a ​system, ​situation, etc., used especially when they ​refuse to ​allowchanges to it that would cause them to ​lose this ​advantage: The ​bondmarket and other ​vestedinterests fought ​plans to ​tighten the ​taxloopholes. Strong ​vestedinterests can ​keep a counter-productive ​policy going almost indefinitely.
(Definition of vested interest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vested interest”
in Chinese (Simplified) 既得利益…
in Turkish kazanılmış hak, müktesep hak…
in Russian кровная заинтересованность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 既得利益…
in Polish (żywotny lub osobisty) interes…
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