ascendancy, authority, clout (informal) influence, pull (informal) purchasing power, rank, weight
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leverage ( 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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