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pow·er

power

 
 
pronunciation:
paU r
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability to act, function, or cause things to happen.
People thought the president had too much power.
synonyms:
ability, capacity, might
similar words:
energy, force, genius, qualification, skill, strength
definition 2: the ability to control others.
The people feared the cruel leader's power.
synonyms:
authority, control
similar words:
government
definition 3: a person, group, or nation that has control or influence over others.
The United States a world power.
synonyms:
authority, government, ruler
similar words:
command, establishment, management
definition 4: energy that can do work.
Electric power changed the way people live.
synonyms:
energy, force
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part of speech: verb
inflections: powers, powering, powered
definition: to supply with energy or force.
Gasoline powers most car engines.That appliance is powered by electricity.
synonyms:
drive
similar words:
activate, operate
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Power comes from an early French word that means "to be able."
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