leveraged

adjective
lev·​er·​aged | \ ˈle-və-rijd How to pronounce leveraged (audio) , ˈlē-; ˈlev-rijd, ˈlēv- \

Definition of leveraged

1 : having a high proportion of debt relative to equity
2 of the purchase of a company : made with borrowed money that is secured by the assets of the company bought a leveraged buyout

Examples of leveraged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Right now, the default rate on leveraged loans is very low: a measly 1.42%. Larry Light, Fortune, "A Decade After the Financial Crisis, Corporate Finance Must Contend with These New Ticking Debt Time Bombs," 29 Dec. 2019 With Smith gone, younger relievers will get more leveraged roles. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Giants to meet Bumgarner’s reps even as Zaidi acknoweldges move toward youth," 9 Dec. 2019 Democrats argue that Trump leveraged military aid for Ukraine in its call for that investigation, and that his actions were essentially an effort to seek foreign interference in a national election. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "At impeachment hearing, Republicans again make their case with large signs," 4 Dec. 2019 But Bossert said he was not convinced that Trump had leveraged U.S. aid to Ukraine for political dirt, noting that the president had other potential legitimate reasons to withhold the aid. al, "Stephen Miller: Trump is the real ‘whistleblower’," 30 Sep. 2019 But Bossert said he was not convinced that Trump had leveraged U.S. aid to Ukraine for political dirt, noting that the president had other potential legitimate reasons to withhold the aid. Author: Felicia Sonmez, Mike Debonis, Anchorage Daily News, "Intelligence panel has deal to hear whistleblower’s testimony," 30 Sep. 2019 America radically increased its defense capabilities and leveraged NATO to begin to do the same. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "A Russian Under Every Bed," 17 Dec. 2019 Trump's defenders have denied the president leveraged military aid and have said his call for the two investigations were rooted in legitimate concerns. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "'Why are you parroting Russian propaganda?': Hillary Clinton slams Sen. Kennedy for Ukraine claim," 2 Dec. 2019 Imagine if our President had leveraged his role as Commander in Chief to persuade a foreign power to open an investigation into his political opponent. Neal Katyal And Sam Koppelman, Time, "Impeaching Trump Is Imperative to Preserving Our Democracy," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of leveraged

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jan 2020

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“Leveraged.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leveraged. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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