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English definition of “powerful”

powerful

adjective (CONTROL)    /ˈpaʊə.fəl/ US  /ˈpaʊɚ-/
B1 having a lot of power to control people and events: The president is more powerful than the prime minister. She's the most powerful person in the organization.Physically strong and powerful powerfully     /-i/ US  /ˈpaʊɚ-/ adverb B2 He argued powerfully and persuasively against capital punishment. She kicked the ball so powerfully that it flew over the hedge. Klaus is a very powerfully built man (= has a body with large strong muscles).Having a powerful effectStrong feelingsVery and extremePhysically strong and powerful
(Definition of powerful adjective (CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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