leverage leverage  /ˈlɛ və rɪdʒ/

Definition(s):

  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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  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

Quotes

  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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