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Noun: leverage  le-vu-rij or lee-vu-rij
  1. The mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
    - purchase
     
  2. Strategic advantage; power to act effectively
    "relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage"
     
  3. Investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
    - leveraging
Verb: leverage  le-vu-rij or lee-vu-rij
  1. Supplement with leverage
    "leverage the money that is already available"
     
  2. Provide with leverage
    "We need to leverage this company"

Derived forms: leverages, leveraged, leveraging

Type of: advantage, furnish, investing, investment, mechanical phenomenon, provide, render, supplement, supply, vantage

Encyclopedia: Leverage