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powerful

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adjective pow·er·ful \ˈpau̇(-ə)r-fəl\

Simple Definition of powerful

  • : having the ability to control or influence people or things

  • : having a strong effect on someone or something

  • : having or producing a lot of physical strength or force

Full Definition of powerful

  1. 1 :  having great power, prestige, or influence <a powerful leader>

  2. 2 :  leading to many or important deductions <a powerful set of postulates>

pow·er·ful·ly play \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of powerful

  1. The country is becoming more and more powerful.

  2. powerful drugs that attack cancer cells

  3. The cash bonus provides a powerful incentive to workers.

  4. The perfume has a powerful smell.

  5. It's a very powerful movie.

  6. The dog has a powerful body.

  7. She has a powerful voice.

  8. The weapons are very powerful.

  9. The aardvark uses its powerful claws to dig for food.



15th Century

First Known Use of powerful

15th century


POWERFUL Defined for Kids

powerful

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adjective pow·er·ful \ˈpau̇-ər-fəl\

Definition of powerful

  1. :  full of or having power, strength, or influence <powerful magnets> <a powerful speech>

pow·er·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb




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