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synonyms for leverage

  • advantage
  • bargaining chip
  • clout
  • weight
  • ascendancy
  • authority
  • break
  • drag
  • edge
  • grease
  • power
  • pull
  • rank
  • suction
  • jump on
See also synonyms for: leverages
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antonyms for leverage

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  • weakness
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Some observers have said China may have been holding the shipment as leverage to pressure Canada to send Meng Wanzhou, a former Huawei executive and daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, back to China.
CANADA MOVES ON FROM VACCINE PARTNERSHIP WITH CHINA, BLAMING IT FOR DELAYING CRITICAL SHIPMENTGRADY MCGREGORAUGUST 28, 2020FORTUNE
That leverage could come in joining the growing chorus of anti-Apple disquiet.
PUBLISHERS COULD SOON HAVE MORE LEVERAGE TO FORCE APPLE TO RELAX ITS ‘MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY’ APPROACHLARA O'REILLYAUGUST 25, 2020DIGIDAY
“Having decided that it would rather enjoy the benefits of the App Store without paying for them, Epic has breached its contracts with Apple, using its own customers and Apple’s users as leverage,” Apple said in a court filing Friday.
APPLE FIRES BACK AT EPIC GAMES, SAYING IT SOUGHT ‘SIDE’ DEAL ON FORTNITE FEEVERNE KOPYTOFFAUGUST 21, 2020FORTUNE
Alliances are already shifting, with leverage going to countries that can create vaccines, test them, manufacture bulk ingredients, and perform the “fill and finish” bottling.
EVERY COUNTRY WANTS A COVID-19 VACCINE. WHO WILL GET IT FIRST?KATIE MCLEANAUGUST 13, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The researchers call this form of collective action a “data strike,” and say it might help average internet users gain some leverage against major tech companies.
IS IT TIME FOR NETFLIX SUBSCRIBERS TO GO ON STRIKE?NICOLÁS RIVEROJULY 23, 2020QUARTZ
The new taxes, ostensibly leverage for negotiations, seem unlikely to be lifted as discussions between Washington and Beijing turn increasingly turn sour.
HOW MUCH TRADE IS DODGING TRUMP’S CHINA TARIFFS?DAN KOPFJULY 13, 2020QUARTZ
It’s imperative that today’s marketers leverage paid search at every stage to create more sophisticated strategies because greater sophistication means less wasted budget and higher quality conversions.
SEVEN TIPS FOR FULL FUNNEL SEO IN 2020ERICA MAGNOTTOJUNE 1, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
So again, thinking in terms of leverage or how much the president matters, it sounds like you’re describing someone that’s positioning themselves as an attack dog, but is actually a watchdog, if not a lapdog.
DOES THE PRESIDENT MATTER AS MUCH AS YOU THINK? (EP. 404)STEPHEN J. DUBNERFEBRUARY 6, 2020FREAKONOMICS
And, therefore, it seemed like a good idea to propose a referendum to create more leverage for further renegotiation — while, however, hoping and thinking that the referendum would fail, because then you went out and campaigned for the Remain side.
THE PRIME MINISTER WHO CRIED BREXIT (EP. 392)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 10, 2019FREAKONOMICS
I bent over and put my hands on my knees to get better leverage just as I had the very first time, but the sheet would not tear.
THE PROFESSIONAL APPROACHCHARLES LEONARD HARNESS
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