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


hard power

BrE BrE//ˈhɑːd paʊə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːrd paʊər//
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an aggressive way of dealing with other countries that involves using the threat of military force to make them do what you want He is a believer in hard power and aggressive leadership. compare soft power