WORD – 17

Leverage .

To leverage something means – to take advantage of it – in order to achieve a desired result.

A leverage is – something that can be used as an advantage – to produce or achieve a desired result.

Examples .

  • Good communication skills can be your leverage when applying for a new job.
  • You should leverage on the experience of your seniors to avoid any initial career mistakes.

WHEN and HOW to use this word.

1. When talking about something which acts as the power to influence someone for something.

Examples .

  • Your strong industry experience is your leverage when writing a book.
  • A good academic background is your leverage when applying for a job.

2. When asking someone about their power to influence.

Examples .

  • What is your leverage?
  • Do you have any leverage?