UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈliːvərɪdʒ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈlɛvərɪdʒ, ˈlɛvrɪdʒ; ˈlivərɪdʒ, -vrɪdʒ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(levər ij, lēvər-)

Inflections of 'leverage' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. need [better, more] leverage (to)
  2. apply leverage to the [door, safe, lock]
  3. move it using leverage
  4. do not have enough leverage (to)
  5. [financial, economic] leverage (over)
  6. is [feeling, experiencing] increased leverage
  7. need to [get, find, have, gain] some leverage over him
  8. have leverage over [my boss, the judge]
  9. apply leverage to [my boss]
  10. use your leverage to [negotiate, force, obtain]
  11. use leverage to [increase, boost, multiply] returns
  12. have leverage in our negotiations
  1. leveraged his [position, power, wealth, connections] (in order to)
  2. leverage [funds, investments, a takeover]
  3. leverage [resources, talent, income]
  4. leveraged him for [information, the job, a raise]
  5. leveraged the [suppliers, producers, congressman, police]
  6. leveraged the [piano, dresser, bed] up the stairs
  7. leveraged to [get, make, negotiate, obtain, push, force]
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