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leverage

lev·er·age

leverage

 
pronunciation:
le v rihj [or] li v rihj [or] lev rihj [or] liv rihj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the type of action that a lever has.
synonyms:
pry
similar words:
force, hoist, lift, upthrust
definition 2: the increase in mechanical effectiveness gained through the action of a lever.
similar words:
force, lift, pry, pull
definition 3: the ability to be effective or exert influence, gained by having some advantageous circumstance.
He had enough leverage to get us a room in the packed hotel.
synonyms:
clout, influence, pull
similar words:
advantage, authority, say, sway, weight
definition 4: in finance, the degree of ability of a person, company, or group to increase the percentage of return on an investment or investments through borrowing.
similar words:
advantage, influence
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: leveraged, leverages, leveraging
definition: to provide (an investment or company) with added potential to profit or acquire something through borrowed money.
synonyms:
profit
similar words:
advance, benefit, borrow, fund, return
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