Definition of soft power noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


soft power

BrE BrE//ˈsɒft paʊə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːft paʊər//
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a way of dealing with other countries that involves using economic and cultural influence to persuade them to do things, rather than military power The country's soft power and growing economy allow it to dominate the region. compare hard power