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LEVERAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does leverage mean? 

LEVERAGE (noun)
  The noun LEVERAGE has 3 senses:

1. the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
2. strategic advantage; power to act effectively
3. investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)

  Familiarity information: LEVERAGE used as a noun is uncommon.


LEVERAGE (verb)
  The verb LEVERAGE has 2 senses:

1. supplement with leverage
2. provide with leverage

  Familiarity information: LEVERAGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LEVERAGE (noun)


Sense 1leverage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

leverage; purchase

Hypernyms ("leverage" is a kind of...):

mechanical phenomenon (a physical phenomenon associated with the equilibrium or motion of objects)


Sense 2leverage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strategic advantage; power to act effectively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage

Hypernyms ("leverage" is a kind of...):

advantage; vantage (the quality of having a superior or more favorable position)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "leverage"):

bargaining chip (leverage in the form of an inducement or a concession useful in successful negotiations)


Sense 3leverage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

leveraging; leverage

Hypernyms ("leverage" is a kind of...):

investing; investment (the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit)


LEVERAGE (verb)


Sense 1leverage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supplement with leverage

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

leverage the money that is already available

Hypernyms (to "leverage" is one way to...):

supplement (add as a supplement to what seems insufficient)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2leverage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with leverage

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

We need to leverage this company

Hypernyms (to "leverage" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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