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Meaning & Definition of Leverage in English

English

Leverage

/lɛvərɪʤ/

noun

1. The mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever

    synonym:
  • leverage
  • ,
  • purchase

2. Strategic advantage

  • Power to act effectively
  • "Relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage"
    synonym:
  • leverage

3. Investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)

    synonym:
  • leverage
  • ,
  • leveraging

verb

1. Supplement with leverage

  • "Leverage the money that is already available"
    synonym:
  • leverage

2. Provide with leverage

  • "We need to leverage this company"
    synonym:
  • leverage