HyperDic: leverage

English > 5 senses of the word leverage:
NOUNphenomenonleverage, purchasethe mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
attributeleveragestrategic advantage
actleverage, leveraginginvesting with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
VERBpossessionleveragesupplement with leverage
possessionleverageprovide with leverage
leverage > pronunciation
Soundsleh'verihjh; leh'vrahjh; liy'verihjh
Rhymesabridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
acreage ... wreckage: 85 rhymes with ahjh...
English > leverage: 5 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever.
Synonympurchase
Broadermechanical phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion / motion of objects
Spanishacción de palanca
Verbsleverto move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
English > leverage: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningstrategic advantage; power to act effectively.
Example"relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage"
Narrowerbargaining chipleverage in the form of an inducement or a concession useful in successful negotiations
Broaderadvantage, vantageThe quality of having a superior or more favorable position
Spanishfuerza, influencia, peso
Catalaninfluència, pes
English > leverage: 5 senses > noun 3, act
Meaninginvesting with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses).
Synonymleveraging
Broaderinvesting, investmentThe act of investing
Spanishapalancamiento
Verbsleverageprovide with leverage
leveragesupplement with leverage
English > leverage: 5 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningsupplement with leverage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"leverage the money that is already available"
Broadersupplementadd as a supplement to what seems insufficient
Spanishapalancar
Nounsleverageinvesting with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
English > leverage: 5 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningProvide with leverage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"We need to leverage this company"
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Spanishapalancar
Nounsleverageinvesting with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)

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