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Definition 1: investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for leverage in the sense of this definition

(leverage is a kind of ...) the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

Definition 2: strategic advantage; power to act effectively - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where leverage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage

(leverage is a kind of ...) the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

"the experience gave him the advantage over me"

(... is a kind of leverage ) leverage in the form of an inducement or a concession useful in successful negotiations

Definition 3: the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for leverage in the sense of this definition

(leverage is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects

Definition 4: provide with leverage - [verb of possession]

Samples where leverage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We need to leverage this company

(leverage is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

Definition 5: supplement with leverage - [verb of possession]

Samples where leverage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • leverage the money that is already available

(leverage is a kind of ...) add as a supplement to what seems insufficient

"supplement your diet"

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