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leverage

noun [U] (POWER)    /ˈliː.vər.ɪdʒ/ US  /ˈlev.ɚ.ɪdʒ/
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.Power to control
(Definition of leverage noun (POWER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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