verb (used with object), lev·er·aged, lev·er·ag·ing.
Examples from the Web for 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.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall|Jacob Siegel|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That they will leverage their voices and their power to make real change to improve gender diversity.
It would support efforts to “onshore” production and leverage private capital to modernize transport and other public systems.
Instead of bombing Syria, we should leverage our military support—much like in Iraq—to encourage an end to the regime.
When these had been fastened together and set up, and the leverage wheel removed, they went away.The Lord of the Sea|M. P. Shiel
Against the leverage of those powerful hind legs he could do nothing."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"|Douglas English
This means an increased leverage, so that the longer the screwdriver, the greater the leverage.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
With regard to leverage, there is a practical unanimity of opinion amongst modern oarsmen.Rowing|Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
The leverage was very great, but Rance brought the boat about and headed her for the town nearly three miles away.Short Stories of Various Types|Various
British Dictionary definitions for leverage
Word Origin and History for leverage
1724, "action of a lever," from lever (n.) + -age. Meaning "power or force of a lever" is from 1827; figurative sense from 1858. The financial sense is attested by 1933, American English; as a verb by 1956. Related: Leveraged; leverages; leveraging.
Culture definitions for leverage
The amount in which a purchase is paid for in borrowed money. The greater the leverage, the greater the possible gain or potential loss.