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leverage

verb [T]     /ˈliːvərɪdʒ/ US   /ˈlevərɪdʒ/
to use something that you already have, such as a resource, in order to achieve something new or better: This new strategy is about leveraging the relationships we have with our customers.leverage sth into sth If you enjoy the work, it should be possible to leverage your temporary assignment into a full-time job.
FINANCE to use borrowed money to buy an investment or a company: The money could be used to leverage millions of additional dollars.
leveraging noun [U]
(Definition of leverage verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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