Definitions for leverageˈlɛv ər ɪdʒ, ˈlɛv rɪdʒ; ˈli vər ɪdʒ, -vrɪdʒ

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  1. leverage, purchase(noun)

    the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever

  2. leverage(noun)

    strategic advantage; power to act effectively

    "relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage"

  3. leverage, leveraging(verb)

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

  4. leverage(verb)

    supplement with leverage

    "leverage the money that is already available"

  5. leverage(verb)

    provide with leverage

    "We need to leverage this company"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. leverage(Noun)

    A force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot; see torque.

    A crowbar uses leverage to pry nails out of wood.

  2. leverage(Noun)

    By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.

    Try using competitorsu2019 prices for leverage in the negotiation.

  3. leverage(Noun)

    The use of borrowed funds with a contractually determined return to increase the ability of a business to invest and earn an expected higher return, but usually at high risk.

    Leverage is great until something goes wrong with your investments and you still have to pay your debts.

  4. leverage(Noun)

    The ability to earn very high returns when operating at high capacity utilization of a facility.

    Their variable-cost-reducing investments have dramatically increased their leverage.

  5. leverage(Verb)

    To use; to exploit; to take full advantage (of something).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Leverage(noun)

    the action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. leverage

    In the context of joint operation planning, a relative advantage in combat power and/or other circumstances against the adversary across one or more domains (air, land, sea, and space) and/or the information environment sufficient to exploit that advantage. Leverage is an element of operational design. See also operational art; operational design.

Translations for leverage

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Einfluss, Hebelwirkung, Hebelkraft, Hebel, Fremdkapitalaufnahme, Fremdfinanzierungsgrad, VerschuldungsgradGerman
  • μόχλευσηGreek
  • apalancamiento, aprovechar, influencia, palanca, beneficiar, palanqueoSpanish
  • vipuvoima, vaikutusvaltaFinnish
  • luamhánacht, cumas luamháinIrish
  • מינףHebrew
  • emelőerőHungarian
  • beneficiare, leveraggio, approfittare, leva, influenza, potenzaItalian
  • leverageLatin
  • voordeel, hefboomkracht, hefboom, invloed, leverageDutch
  • profittere, dra fordel av, utnytteNorwegian
  • wykorzystać, wykorzystywać, lewarowanie, dźwignia finansowaPolish
  • рычагRussian
  • forsiranje, profitirati, uticaj, utjecajSerbo-Croatian
  • hävstångSwedish
  • manivela, kaldıraç kuvvetiTurkish

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