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leverage

noun [U]  /ˈlev·ər·ɪdʒ, ˈli·vər-/ us  
the power to influence results: financial/political leverage The US has very little leverage in that part of the world.

leverage

verb [T]  /ˈlev·ə·rɪdʒ, ˈli·və-/ us  
to use borrowed money for investments, esp. in order to buy a large enough part of a business so that you can control it: They can leverage a very small investment into millions of dollars.
Translations of “leverage”
in Korean 영향력…
in Arabic نُفوذ, قُوّة…
in Portuguese influência…
in Catalan influència…
in Japanese 影響力…
in Italian influenza, autorità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 作用, 槓杆作用, 槓杆效力…
in Russian влияние, средство для достижения цели…
in Turkish nüfuz, etki, güç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 作用, 杠杆作用, 杠杆效力…
in Polish wpływ…
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