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ascendancy, authority, clout     (informal)   influence, pull     (informal)   purchasing power, rank, weight  
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  ( leverages    3rd person present)   ( leveraging    present participle)   ( leveraged    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Leverage is the ability to influence situations or people so that you can control what happens.  
His function as a Mayor affords him the leverage to get things done through attending committee meetings.     
2       n-uncount   Leverage is the force that is applied to an object when something such as a lever is used.  
The spade and fork have longer shafts, providing better leverage.     
3       verb   To leverage a company or investment means to use borrowed money in order to buy it or pay for it.     (BUSINESS)  
He might feel that leveraging the company at a time when he sees tremendous growth opportunities would be a mistake.      V n  
  leveraged      adj   usu ADJ n  
The committee voted to limit tax refunds for corporations involved in leveraged buyouts.     

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lever, leer, level, lee

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