verb (used with object), lev·er·aged, lev·er·ag·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM leveragenon·lev·er·aged, adjectiveun·lev·er·aged, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for leverage
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
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
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.