[syn: leverage, leveraging]
1. supplement with leverage;
- Example: "leverage the money that is already available"
2. provide with leverage;
- Example: "We need to leverage this company"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Leverage \Lev"er*age\ (l[e^]v"[~e]r*[asl]j or
The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the
Leverage of a couple (Mech.), the perpendicular distance
between the lines of action of two forces which act in
parallel and opposite directions.
Leverage of a force, the perpendicular distance from the
line in which a force acts upon a body to a point about
which the body may be supposed to turn.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to
use a lever [syn: leverage, purchase]
2: strategic advantage; power to act effectively; "relatively
small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage"
3: investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential
gains (at the risk of greater losses) [syn: leverage,
v 1: supplement with leverage; "leverage the money that is
2: provide with leverage; "We need to leverage this company"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "leverage":
aeromechanics, animal mechanics, ascendancy, authority,
biomechanics, celestial mechanics, charisma, charm, clout,
consequence, control, credit, dominance, domination, effect,
electromechanics, eminence, enchantment, esteem, favor,
fluid mechanics, force, good feeling, hold, hydromechanics,
importance, incidental power, influence, influentiality,
insinuation, leadership, magnetism, mastery, mechanical arts,
mechanics, moment, personality, persuasion, potency, power,
predominance, preponderance, pressure, prestige, purchase,
quantum mechanics, rational mechanics, reign, repute, rule, say,
servomechanics, statistical mechanics, suasion, subtle influence,
suggestion, supremacy, sway, upper hand, wave mechanics, weight,
whip hand, zoomechanics