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Definition of leverage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈlɛvrɪdʒ//
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  1. 1(formal) the ability to influence what people do diplomatic leverage Retailers can exert leverage over producers by threatening to take their business elsewhere.
  2. 2(technology) the act of using a lever to open or lift something; the force used to do this A longer piece of wood would give you greater leverage.
  3. 3(finance) the relationship between the amount of money that a company owes and the value of its shares
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: leverage

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