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leverage

1. the action of a lever
2. the mechanical advantage gained by employing a lever
3. the enhanced power available to a large company
4. the use made by a company of its limited assets to guarantee the substantial loans required to finance its business

Leverage

The use of fixed-cost funds to acquire property that is expected to produce a higher rate of return either by way of income or through appreciation.

leverage

[′lev·rij]
(mechanics)
The multiplication of force or motion achieved by a lever.
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Leveraging across two antitrust domains/ A regulator can leverage its power across distinct areas within a single policy domain.
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Localization is based on identifying and addressing the differentiated needs of customers in the local markets while leveraging the strengths of the organization worldwide.
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While the evidence suggests that the restructurings of the 1980s probably are improving, on balance, the efficiency of our economy, the worrisome and possibly excessive degree of leveraging associated with this process could create a set of new problems for the financial system.
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