adjective \ˈpa(-ə)r-fəl\

: 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

:  having great power, prestige, or influence <a powerful leader>
:  leading to many or important deductions <a powerful set of postulates>
pow·er·ful·ly \-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.

First Known Use of POWERFUL

15th century


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