powernounuk /paʊər/ us /paʊɚ/
power noun (CONTROL)
- After eight years in power, the government can no longer use the previous government's policy as an alibi for its own failure.
- Until the constitution is amended, the power to appoint ministers will remain with the president.
- Fair trade, say Oxfam, is about giving poor people power.
- The army took control of the city after the president's fall from power.
- Most modern kings and queens rule only in a formal way, without real power.
power noun (STRENGTH)
- The pictures were an eloquent reminder of the power of the volcano.
- The Kon-Tiki sailed across the Pacific Ocean propelled by wind power.
- I was so terrified I seemed to lose all the power from my legs.
- It is astonishing to see the sheer power of this extraordinary athlete.
- The power of her religious faith is clear for all to see.
- We were struck by the power of the dancers' performances.
power noun (OFFICIAL RIGHT)
- Since the government limited their powers, the unions are no longer a force to be reckoned with .
- I'll do everything within my power as a lawyer to achieve justice for you.
- The power to sack employees resides in the Board of Directors.
- He has been vested with the power to implement whatever changes he sees fit.
- They have the power to say yes or no to big investment projects.
power noun (ELECTRICITY)
power noun (ABILITY)
- Environmentalists are doing everything within their power to minimize the impact of the oil spill.
- We humans believe that we are the only animals to have the power of reason.
- Solving this problem has taken all my brain power.
- I'll do everything in my power to help you, but I can't guarantee success.
- Why don't you use your powers of persuasion to convince them?
power noun (PERSON WITH CONTROL)
power noun (ENERGY)
power noun (IMAGE SIZE)
power noun (MATHEMATICS)
powerverbuk /paʊər/ us /paʊɚ/
power verb (ENERGY)
power verb (STRENGTH)