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power

noun (CONTROL)    /paʊər/ US  /paʊɚ/
B2 [U] ability to control people and events : I've no power over him - he does what he wants to. Once nicotine has you in its power, it's very difficult to stop smoking . She has the power to charm any man she meets .Power to control C1 [U] the amount of political control a person or group has in a country : Does the president have more power than the prime minister ? How long has the Conservative Party been in power? The army seized power after five days of anti-government demonstrations .Power to control
(Definition of power noun (CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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