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leverage

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noun le·ver·age \ˈle-və-rij, ˈlē-; ˈlev-rij, ˈlēv-\

Definition of leverage

  1. 1 :  the action of a lever or the mechanical advantage gained by it

  2. 2 :  power, effectiveness trying to gain more political leverage

  3. 3 :  the use of credit to enhance one's speculative capacity

Examples of leverage in a Sentence

  1. The union's size gave it leverage in the labor contract negotiations.

  2. The player's popularity has given him a great deal of leverage with the owners of the team.

  3. I used the leverage of the bar and a wooden block to pry the rock out of the hole.

Recent Examples of leverage from the Web

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First Known Use of leverage

1830


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leverage

verb le·ver·age

Definition of leverage

leveraged

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leveraging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to provide (something, such as a corporation) or supplement (something, such as money) with leverage; also :  to enhance as if by supplying with financial leverage

  3. 2 :  to use for gain :  exploit shamelessly leverage the system to their advantage — Alexander Wolff

Examples of leverage in a Sentence

  1. The company wants to leverage its brands more effectively.

  2. a reality show contestant who's trying to leverage her 15 minutes of fame

Recent Examples of leverage from the Web

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First Known Use of leverage

1957


LEVERAGE Defined for English Language Learners

leverage

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noun

Definition of leverage for English Language Learners

  • : influence or power used to achieve a desired result

  • : the increase in force gained by using a lever

leverage

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Definition of leverage for English Language Learners

  • : to use (something valuable) to achieve a desired result


Law Dictionary

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leverage

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noun le·ver·age \ˈle-vrij, -və-rij\

Legal Definition of leverage

  1. :  the use of credit to enhance one's speculative capacity


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leverage

transitive verb le·ver·age

Legal Definition of leverage

leveraged

leveraging

  1. :  to provide (as a corporation) or supplement (as money) with leverage





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