Complete Definition of "leverage"

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Pronunciation
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Noun
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  1. A force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot; see torque.

#: A crowbar uses leverage to pry nails out of wood.

  1. By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.

#: Try using competitorsâ prices for leverage in the negotiation.

Translations
trans-top|force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot
Dutch: t|nl|hefboom|m, t|nl|hefboomkracht|f
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Finnish: vipuvoima
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trans-top|any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage
Dutch: t+|nl|voordeel|n, t-|nl|invloed|m
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Finnish: t+|fi|vaikutusvalta
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ttbc|French: influence f
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ttbc|Spanish: t-|es|conllevar, t-|es|impulsar
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Verb
en-verb|leverages|leveraging|leveraged

  1. 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.

Usage notes
Use as a verb is still predominantly a buzzword, primarily among American English speakers.

Translations
trans-top|take full advantage of an existing thing
Dutch: t|nl|profiteren van, t|nl|uitbuiten
French: profiter (de quelque chose)
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Spanish: t-|es|aprovecharse|alt=aprovecharse de
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