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    leverage

    leverage - Dictionary definition and meaning for word leverage

    Definition
    (noun) the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
    Synonyms : purchase
    Definition
    (noun) strategic advantage; power to act effectively
    Example Sentence
    • relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage
    Definition
    (noun) investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
    Synonyms : leveraging
    Definition
    (verb) supplement with leverage
    Example Sentence
    • leverage the money that is already available
    Definition
    (verb) provide with leverage
    Example Sentence
    • We need to leverage this company
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