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leverage

noun [U] uk   /ˈliː.vər.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈlev.ɚ.ɪdʒ/

leverage noun [U] (ACTION)

the action or advantage of using a lever

leverage noun [U] (POWER)

power to influence people and get the results you want: If the United Nations had more troops in the area, it would have greater leverage.

leverage noun [U] (VALUE)

specialized finance & economics the relationship between the amount of money that a company owes to banks and the value of the company
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leverage

verb [T] uk   /ˈliː.vər.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈlev.ɚ.ɪdʒ/ specialized
to use borrowed money to buy a company
leveraged
adjective uk   us   /-ɪdʒd/
The company is highly leveraged and struggling with interest payments.
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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