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noun as in influence

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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.

From Fortune

That leverage could come in joining the growing chorus of anti-Apple disquiet.

From Digiday

“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.

From Fortune

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.

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.

From Quartz

Democrats split over moves to weaken Wall Street reforms, and Republicans pouted over lost leverage.

However you decide to vote in the end, I thank those who continue to give us leverage to improve the bill.

Now, the key is to hold on to that sentiment and use the popular support as leverage.

That they will leverage their voices and their power to make real change to improve gender diversity.

At that age I had little leverage other than work ethic, intense loyalty to the president, and the strength of my ideas.

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 chain is then placed over the sprockets and a leverage equal to any pipe wrench is secured.

On the extreme end of the spar the leverage would be so great that he could not hope to cling there with arms and legs.

He recognized their double leverage, for if they succeeded in felling even one tree McLean became liable for his wager.

"The way we do here," "the thing we stand for," constitutes a moral leverage that removes mountains.


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On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to leverage, such as: advantage, bargaining chip, clout, weight, ascendancy, and authority.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.