Synonyms and Antonyms of power

  1. 1 the right or means to command or control others <the emir has nearly complete power over the emirate> Synonyms arm, authority, clutch, command, control, death grip, dominion, grip, hold, mastery, reign, rein(s), sway Related Words clout, influence, leverage, pull, voice, weight; jurisdiction; direction, management; dominance, imperium, predominance, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; prerogative, privilege, right; eminence, importance, moment Near Antonyms helplessness, weakness Antonyms impotence, impotency, powerlessness

  2. 2 the ability to exert effort for the accomplishment of a task <the corporation has the power to accomplish almost anything> <you'll need to build a bit more power in order to be a star pitcher> Synonyms energy, firepower, force, horsepower, might, muscle, potence, potency, puissance, sinew, strength, vigor Related Words aptitude, capability, capacity, competence, competency; adequacy, effectiveness, effectualness, usefulness Near Antonyms disability, inability, inaptitude, incapability, incapableness, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency; ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficacy, uselessness; helplessness, paralysis Antonyms impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  3. 3 a natural ability of the mind or body <dogs have a very highly developed power of smell> Synonyms faculty Related Words function; capability, capacity; aptitude, endowment, flair, genius, gift, instinct, knack, talent Near Antonyms inability, incapability, incapacity; inaptitude, inaptness, ineptness

  4. 4 something with a usable capacity for doing work <nuclear power> Synonyms energy, fuelRelated Words kindling, propellant (also propellent); force

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