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leverage

2 verb
     
Related topics: Finance
leverage2 [transitive] American English technical
1BF to make money available to someone in order to invest or to buy something such as a company:
the use of public funds to leverage private investment
2 to spread or use resources (=money, skills, buildings etc that an organization has available), ideas etc again in several different ways or in different parts of a company, system etc
leverage something across something
Reusable software is leveraged across many applications.

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