leverage
I. noun Date: 1830 1. the action of a lever or the mechanical advantage gained by it 2. power, effectiveness <
trying to gain more political leverage
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3. the use of credit to enhance one's speculative capacity II. transitive verb (-aged; -aging) Date: 1957 1. to provide (as a corporation) or supplement (as money) with leverage; also to enhance as if by supplying with financial leverage 2. to use for gain ; exploit <
shamelessly leverage the system to their advantage — Alexander Wolff
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(obtained by the lever)


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