- A force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot; see torque.
#: A crowbar uses leverage to pry nails out of wood.
- By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.
#: Try using competitorsâ€™ prices for leverage in the negotiation.
trans-top|force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot
Dutch: t|nl|hefboom|m, t|nl|hefboomkracht|f
trans-top|any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage
Dutch: t+|nl|voordeel|n, t-|nl|invloed|m
Translations to be checked
trans-top|Translations to be checked
ttbc|French: influence f
ttbc|Spanish: t-|es|conllevar, t-|es|impulsar
- transitive|mostly|_|US|buzzword To use; to gain advantage; to take full advantage of an existing thing.
#: They plan to leverage the publicity they gained.
Use as a verb is still predominantly a buzzword, primarily among American English speakers.
trans-top|take full advantage of an existing thing
Dutch: t|nl|profiteren van, t|nl|uitbuiten
French: profiter (de quelque chose)
Spanish: t-|es|aprovecharse|alt=aprovecharse de
Category:English transitive verbs