verb (used with object), lev·er·aged, lev·er·ag·ing.
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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 shipment|Grady McGregor|August 28, 2020|Fortune
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’ approach|Lara O'Reilly|August 25, 2020|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.Apple fires back at Epic Games, saying it sought ‘side’ deal on Fortnite fee|Verne Kopytoff|August 21, 2020|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.Every country wants a covid-19 vaccine. Who will get it first?|Katie McLean|August 13, 2020|MIT 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 Rivero|July 23, 2020|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.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.
At that age I had little leverage other than work ethic, intense loyalty to the president, and the strength of my ideas.The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable|Joshua DuBois|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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 Approach|Charles Leonard Harness
The chain is then placed over the sprockets and a leverage equal to any pipe wrench is secured.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
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.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
He recognized their double leverage, for if they succeeded in felling even one tree McLean became liable for his wager.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
"The way we do here," "the thing we stand for," constitutes a moral leverage that removes mountains.The Minister and the Boy|Allan Hoben
British Dictionary definitions for leverage
Cultural 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.