leverage leverage  /ˈlɛ və rɪdʒ/


  1. (n) the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
  2. (n) strategic advantage; power to act effectively
  3. (n) investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
  4. (v) supplement with leverage
  5. (v) provide with leverage



  1. No regulator knows how much leverage the hedge funds have or how that leverage is changing.
  2. Western banks are saddled with losses, write-downs and heavy leverage; Asia's banks are flush with cash and poised to expand.
  3. The key is to regulate leverage to reasonable levels and to regulate it everywhere.


  1. Seven50 Third Summit: The Future in Focus

    The conversation about emerging trends and future scenarios will leverage online simulation tools and include a series of workgroups and panel presentations from note thought-leaders. The interactive, engaging event is designed to help inform the direction of the Seven50 plan for more prosperous communities, a healthier environment and stronger economy in Southeast Florida.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Miami Gardens News

  2. Altera Announces Breakthrough Advantages with Generation 10 FPGAs and SoCs

    - Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs leverage Intel's 14 nm Tri-Gate process and an enhanced architecture to deliver core performance two times higher than current high-end FPGAs, while enabling up to 70 percent power savings - Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs reinvent the midrange by simultaneously surpassing high-end FPGAs in performance while delivering 40 percent lower power than today's midrange devices ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Celtics have leverage if Rivers looks for new spot

    Celtics have leverage if Rivers looks for new spot
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CBS Sports


  1. "In the last six months, AIG has received substantial sums from the US Treasury," Obama said. "And I've asked [the Treasury Department] to use that leverage and pursue every single legal avenue to block these bonuses and make the American...
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Salon

  2. "Teaming up with RadioShack makes sense for a number of reasons," said Armstrong. "We have an incredible opportunity to leverage RadioShack's connection to tens of millions of people to spread the Livestrong message."
    on Jul 23, 2009 By: Lance Armstrong Source: Bizjournals.com

  3. "The San Francisco Bay Area is blessed with physical assets that are unmatched anywhere in the world," Mayor Gavin Newsom said in a statement. "This announcement allows us to leverage resources throughout the country to ensure that 34th...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Mayor Gavin Newsom Source: Huffington Post (blog)

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