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noun as in power

verb as in hit

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One thing the data showed was that the league’s low positivity rate wasn’t just accomplished with deep pockets and clout, though it used both of those.

Amazon has repeatedly denied it uses its market clout to compete unfairly.

Last summer, Bezos was summoned to Capitol Hill to testify virtually alongside the CEOs of Apple, Google and Facebook before a House antitrust subcommittee investigation on the clout of the tech behemoths.

As much as I appreciate high-caliber content, I shudder at the prospect of a world where a16z carries more media clout than the Times or the Wall Street Journal.

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Tuesday’s Georgia runoff elections could hand Democrats an effective majority in the Senate, providing them somewhat more clout to set a health-care agenda.

The great migration to the North through World War II had given black people at least some clout as they began to vote Democratic.

But the two also could abstain from caucusing with either party and possibly have even more clout.

Military victory always gives a field commander added clout with his civilian overseers.

CrowdMed is also a system where Ivy League diplomas and prestigious residencies carry no clout.

If my side had had real clout, there would have been no Iraq War.

Skelton mentions rochets 'of fyne Raynes'; Colin Clout, 316.

Joe thought the fellow was loafing, so he hit him a clout on the head, and made very uncomplimentary remarks.

The Nubian wore black tights and shirt, black slippers and a white skull cap and breech-clout.

What, he that weares a clout about his necke,His cuffes ins pocket, and his heart ins mouth?

There are instances, however, of clout in the sense of a plate of iron fastened on the sole of a shoe.


On this page you'll find 104 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clout, such as: influence, prestige, sway, weight, authority, and pull.

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