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Influence or control:
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  1. Influence or control:
  2. Influence, force, or control
  3. Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
Seemingly magical power or irresistible influence; charm; fascination
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  1. Seemingly magical power or irresistible influence; charm; fascination
  2. A compelling attraction; charm or fascination:
  3. A word, formula, or form of words having some magic power; incantation
Power of attraction; power to excite the feelings and to gain the affections.
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  1. Power of attraction; power to excite the feelings and to gain the affections.
  2. The force produced by a magnetic field.
  3. Animal magnetism.
An object used principally to exert a force by virtue of its gravitational attraction to Earth, especially:
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  1. An object used principally to exert a force by virtue of its gravitational attraction to Earth, especially:
  2. (Statistics) A constant assigned to a single item in a frequency distribution, indicative of the item's relative importance
  3. The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass and the strength of the gravitational pull. The weight of an object in an aircraft flying at high altitude is less than its weight at sea level, since the strength of gravity decreases with increasing distance from the Earth's surface. The SI unit of weight is the newton, though units of mass such as grams or kilograms are used more informally to denote the weight of some mass, understood as the force acting on it in a gravitational field with a strength of one G. The pound is also still used as a unit of weight.
An accepted source of expert information or advice:
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  1. An accepted source of expert information or advice:
  2. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
  3. Power or influence resulting from knowledge, prestige, etc.
When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.
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  1. When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.
  2. Supreme power or authority.
  3. Power over all others.
A device used to adjust or control
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  1. A device used to adjust or control
  2. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
  3. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
An order given with authority.
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  1. An order given with authority.
  2. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
  3. Power to control or dominate by position
Control or power over another or others.
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  1. Control or power over another or others.
  2. A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
  3. The exercise of such control or power.
The position or office of a leader:
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  1. The position or office of a leader:
  2. The position or guidance of a leader
  3. Capacity or ability to lead:
The rate at which work is done, or energy expended, per unit time. Power is usually measured in watts (especially for electrical power) or horsepower (especially for mechanical power). For a path conducting electrical current, such as a component in an electric circuit, P = VI, where P is the power dissipated along the path, V is the voltage across the path, and I is the current through the path.
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  1. The rate at which work is done, or energy expended, per unit time. Power is usually measured in watts (especially for electrical power) or horsepower (especially for mechanical power). For a path conducting electrical current, such as a component in an electric circuit, P = VI, where P is the power dissipated along the path, V is the voltage across the path, and I is the current through the path.
  2. The ability to control others; authority; sway; influence
  3. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted:
By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.
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  1. By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.
  2. Positional advantage; power to act effectively:
  3. Power to effect change; specif., strategic means of accomplishing some purpose
(Obs.) Priority or precedence
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  1. (Obs.) Priority or precedence
  2. A prior or exclusive right or privilege, esp. one peculiar to a rank, class, etc.
  3. The exclusive right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
Favorable opinion; high regard; respect
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  1. Favorable opinion; high regard; respect
  2. (Archaic) Judgment; opinion.
  3. Favorable regard; respect.
A company, group, or individual having exclusive control over a commercial activity.
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  1. A company, group, or individual having exclusive control over a commercial activity.
  2. Exclusive control of a commodity or service in a given market, or control that makes possible the fixing of prices and the virtual elimination of free competition
  3. Exclusive possession or control:
An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
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  1. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
  2. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
  3. The duration of such power.
Influence or control:
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  1. Influence or control:
  2. Influence, force, or control
  3. Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
(Obs.) The act or fact of guarding, possessing, etc.
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  1. (Obs.) The act or fact of guarding, possessing, etc.
  2. A bond or force that attaches or restrains, or by which something is affected or dominated:
  3. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
Reputation, esp. good reputation
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  1. Reputation, esp. good reputation
  2. The state of being widely known or much talked about; renown; celebrity
  3. The state of being widely known, recognized, or of great popular interest:
(Astron.) Any of the luminous clouds of solar gas arching from the chromosphere into the much hotter corona: best seen at the edge of the sun, as during an eclipse
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  1. (Astron.) Any of the luminous clouds of solar gas arching from the chromosphere into the much hotter corona: best seen at the edge of the sun, as during an eclipse
  2. Something prominent, especially an area of land raised above its surroundings.
  3. An eruption of tonguelike clouds of glowing ionized gas extending from the Sun's chromosphere and sometimes reaching hundreds of thousands of kilometers into space. When viewed against the solar surface instead of along the edges of its disk, prominences appear as dark, sinuous lines known as filaments . Usually associated with sunspot activity, solar prominences can influence Earth's atmosphere by interfering with electromagnetic activity. &diamf3; Active prominences erupt suddenly and usually disappear within minutes or hours. Quiescent prominences form more smoothly and can last for several months.
Reputation based on brilliance of achievement, character, etc.; renown
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  1. Reputation based on brilliance of achievement, character, etc.; renown
  2. The level of respect at which a person or thing is regarded by others; standing:
  3. The power to impress or influence, as because of success, wealth, etc.
Moral strength; integrity:
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  1. Moral strength; integrity:
  2. A person or animal portrayed with a personality in comics or animation:
  3. Characterization in fiction or drama:
A widespread ascription of a characteristic or trait to a person or thing:
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  1. A widespread ascription of a characteristic or trait to a person or thing:
  2. Estimation in which a person or thing is commonly held, whether favorable or not; character in the view of the public, the community, etc.; repute
  3. The general character of being thought of as specified; name
The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
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  1. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
  2. The power of a person to act effectively and vigorously; moral or intellectual strength
  3. The power to control, persuade, influence, etc.; effectiveness
The force of a collision; shock
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  1. The force of a collision; shock
  2. The effect or impression of one person or thing on another:
  3. The power of an event, idea, etc. to produce changes, move the feelings, etc.
(Obs.) A matter or consequence
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  1. (Obs.) A matter or consequence
  2. Personal status; standing:
  3. The state or quality of being important; significance; consequence
A meaning that is expressed or implied:
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  1. A meaning that is expressed or implied:
  2. The state or quality of being significant:
  3. Importance; consequence; moment
Plural form of connection
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  1. Plural form of connection
  2. People with whom one is acquainted who can offer help and influence.
(Idiomatic) Someone who appears to be without special status, but who has great covert influence on a person in authority.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Someone who appears to be without special status, but who has great covert influence on a person in authority.
A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
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  1. A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
  2. Influence; pull:
  3. Power or influence; esp., political power
(Slang) Alcoholic drink, especially liquor.
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  1. (Slang) Alcoholic drink, especially liquor.
  2. The liquid part of a fruit or vegetable, used as a beverage
  3. (Slang) Power or influence
(Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
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  1. (Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
  2. The force needed to move a weight, trigger, etc., measured in pounds
  3. Drawing power; appeal
To act on the emotions of; touch or move.
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  1. To act on the emotions of; touch or move.
  2. To have an influence on or effect a change in:
  3. To tend to by nature; tend to assume:
To rule over or control; dominate
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  1. To rule over or control; dominate
  2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
  3. To cause (a person, an opinion, actions, etc.) to be inclined a certain way or be turned from a given course; influence or divert
To levy, seize, or requisition (money, property, etc.), as for military use
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  1. To levy, seize, or requisition (money, property, etc.), as for military use
  2. To affect strongly, often favorably:
  3. (Law) To impose a constructive trust or a lien upon property, as a matter of equity, to protect a person without legal title but with a legally recognized interest.
To deviate from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.; lean; slope; slant
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  1. To deviate from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.; lean; slope; slant
  2. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
  3. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
To change the course of:
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  1. To change the course of:
  2. To cause to progress or advance:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To place or set in a particular order; arrange:
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  1. To place or set in a particular order; arrange:
  2. To deal out; to assign to a use.
  3. (Intransitive, used with "of") To eliminate or to get rid of something.
To believe or consider to be; deem:
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  1. To believe or consider to be; deem:
  2. To add up, one by one, by units or groups, so as to get a total
  3. To name numbers or add up items in order
(Mathematics) To fix or define the position, form, or configuration of.
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  1. (Mathematics) To fix or define the position, form, or configuration of.
  2. To give direction to; shape or affect
  3. To reach a decision; resolve:
A soft, ductile, heavy, bluish-gray metallic element that is extracted chiefly from galena. It is very durable and resistant to corrosion and is a poor conductor of electricity. Lead is used to make radiation shielding and containers for corrosive substances. It was once commonly used in pipes, solder, roofing, paint, and antiknock compounds in gasoline, but its use in these products has been curtailed because of its toxicity. Atomic number 82; atomic weight 207.2; melting point 327.5°C; boiling point 1,744°C; specific gravity 11.35; valence 2, 4.
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  1. A soft, ductile, heavy, bluish-gray metallic element that is extracted chiefly from galena. It is very durable and resistant to corrosion and is a poor conductor of electricity. Lead is used to make radiation shielding and containers for corrosive substances. It was once commonly used in pipes, solder, roofing, paint, and antiknock compounds in gasoline, but its use in these products has been curtailed because of its toxicity. Atomic number 82; atomic weight 207.2; melting point 327.5°C; boiling point 1,744°C; specific gravity 11.35; valence 2, 4.
  2. To guide or direct in a course:
  3. (--- Sports) To pass a ball or puck ahead of (a moving teammate) so that the player can receive the pass without changing direction or losing speed.
To press or push lightly; tap:
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  1. To press or push lightly; tap:
  2. To lay hands on; handle; use
  3. To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel:
To get or influence by bribing
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  1. To get or influence by bribing
  2. To give or promise a bribe.
  3. Money or other valuable consideration (including a gift or favor) given or promised with the intent to corruptly influence the judgment or actions of a person, especially one in a position of trust such as a public official or juror. Money or other valuable consideration (including a gift or favor) given or promised with the intent to corruptly influence the judgment or actions of a person, especially one in a position of trust such as a public official or juror.
To persuade or tempt to evil or wrongdoing; lead astray
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  1. To persuade or tempt to evil or wrongdoing; lead astray
  2. To persuade (someone) to engage, esp. for the first time, in illicit or unsanctioned sexual intercourse
  3. To attract or lead (someone) away from proper behavior or thinking:
To change or make different; modify:
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  1. To change or make different; modify:
  2. To become different; change; vary
  3. To resew parts of (a garment) for a better fit
To give and receive reciprocally; exchange; switch
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  1. To give and receive reciprocally; exchange; switch
  2. To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
  3. To put a fresh covering on:
To make less extreme, severe, or strong:
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  1. To make less extreme, severe, or strong:
  2. To limit or reduce slightly; moderate
  3. To change or alter; esp., to change slightly or partially in character, form, etc.
(Medicine) To affect something.
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  1. (Medicine) To affect something.
  2. To act decisively on the basis of information received or deduced.
  3. To take action against something.
To subject to brainwashing.
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  1. To subject to brainwashing.
  2. (Informal) To indoctrinate so intensively and thoroughly as to effect a radical transformation of beliefs and mental attitudes
To address (words, remarks, etc.) to a specific person or persons, or in a specific direction
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  1. To address (words, remarks, etc.) to a specific person or persons, or in a specific direction
  2. To concentrate or focus (one's sight or attention, for example) on a particular object or activity.
  3. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
To hold in restraint; check:
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  1. To hold in restraint; check:
  2. To reduce or prevent the spread of:
  3. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
To put or maintain in order:
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  1. To put or maintain in order:
  2. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
  3. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
(Astrol.) To be the chief influence or guide
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  1. (Astrol.) To be the chief influence or guide
  2. Deciding a legal point or question; for example, the judge ruled the question was admissible.
  3. To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
To direct the course of; steer:
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  1. To direct the course of; steer:
  2. To point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead
  3. To direct the course or motion of (a vehicle, implement, etc.) by physical action
To get or bring about by force
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  1. To get or bring about by force
  2. To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
  3. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
To advocate earnestly the doing, consideration, or approval of; press for:
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  1. To advocate earnestly the doing, consideration, or approval of; press for:
  2. To present a forceful argument, claim, or case.
  3. To move or impel to action, effort, or speed; spur.
To urge to action; stir up; rouse
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  1. To urge to action; stir up; rouse
  2. To provoke and urge on:
(Radio) To apply a bias to (an electrode)
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  1. (Radio) To apply a bias to (an electrode)
  2. To cause to have a bias; influence; prejudice
  3. To influence in a particular, typically unfair direction.
To injure or harm, as by some judgment or action
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  1. To injure or harm, as by some judgment or action
  2. To affect detrimentally or harmfully by a judgment or act.
  3. To cause to have or show prejudice; bias
To cause to change intentions, actions, etc. [to turn someone from his purpose]
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  1. To cause to change intentions, actions, etc. [to turn someone from his purpose]
  2. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
  3. To give a rounded form to:
To cause (a plant or one's hair) to take a desired course or shape, as by manipulating.
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  1. To cause (a plant or one's hair) to take a desired course or shape, as by manipulating.
  2. To give or undergo a course of training:
  3. To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
To serve as a medium for (a spirit guide).
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  1. To serve as a medium for (a spirit guide).
  2. To form a groove or flute in.
  3. To use or follow as a model; imitate:
To change in shape. Used especially of the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
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  1. To change in shape. Used especially of the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
  2. Any of various fungi that often form a fuzzy growth (called a mycelium ) on the surface of organic matter. Some molds cause food to spoil, but others are beneficial, such as those used to make certain cheeses and those from which antibiotics like penicillin are developed. The molds do not form a distinct phylogenetic grouping but belong to various phyla including the ascomycetes and the zygomycetes.
  3. To form into a particular shape; give shape to:
To come to have; develop or acquire:
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  1. To come to have; develop or acquire:
  2. To become formed or shaped:
  3. To give form to; shape:
(Informal) To take shape or form
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  1. (Informal) To take shape or form
  2. To arrange, fashion, express, or devise (a plan, answer, etc.) in definite form
  3. To give a particular form to (a material):
To force tightly together; pack; wedge
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  1. To force tightly together; pack; wedge
  2. To affect
  3. To have an effect or impact.
To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner.
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  1. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner.
  2. (Medicine) To handle and move in an examination or for therapeutic purposes:
  3. To work, operate, or treat with or as with the hand or hands; handle or use, esp. with skill
(Physics) To bring about (an electric or magnetic effect) in a body by exposing it to the influence or variation of a field of force
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  1. (Physics) To bring about (an electric or magnetic effect) in a body by exposing it to the influence or variation of a field of force
  2. To bring on; bring about; cause; effect
  3. To lead or move, as to a course of action, by influence or persuasion.
To persuade by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language:
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  1. To persuade by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language:
  2. To elicit or obtain by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language:
  3. To use flattery, pleading, or insincere language in an attempt to persuade someone to do something:
(Obsolete) To prove to be wrong or guilty.
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  1. (Obsolete) To prove to be wrong or guilty.
  2. To persuade to do something
  3. To cause (someone) by the use of argument or evidence to believe something or to take a course of action.
To induce to believe something; convince
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  1. To induce to believe something; convince
  2. To cause to do something by reasoning, urging, or inducement; prevail upon
  3. To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
To obtain by cajolery:
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  1. To obtain by cajolery:
  2. To lead on with deception; entice or trick into doing or giving something, going somewhere, etc.
  3. To win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk:
To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
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  1. To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
  2. To animate; to propel; to cause to take action
  3. To cause to be enthusiastic:
To cause, guide, communicate, or motivate as by divine or spiritual influence
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  1. To cause, guide, communicate, or motivate as by divine or spiritual influence
  2. To prompt, or cause to be written or said, by influence
  3. To cause (someone) to have a particular feeling; affect or touch:
To put into motion or action; activate:
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  1. To put into motion or action; activate:
  2. To cause to take action:
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To manipulate a situation, especially by asking favours of others; to use one's influence with others to attain a desired goal.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To manipulate a situation, especially by asking favours of others; to use one's influence with others to attain a desired goal.
To cause (atmospheric nitrogen) to combine with other elements or compounds to form nitrates, ammonia, etc.
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  1. To cause (atmospheric nitrogen) to combine with other elements or compounds to form nitrates, ammonia, etc.
  2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
  3. To put into a stable or unalterable form:
(US) Alternative form of wear the trousers.
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  1. (US) Alternative form of wear the trousers.
Something that produces a specific impression or supports a general design or intention:
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  1. Something that produces a specific impression or supports a general design or intention:
  2. Production of a desired impression:
  3. The power to produce an outcome or achieve a result:
The state or condition of being effectual.
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  1. The state or condition of being effectual.
The state or condition of being effectual.
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  1. The state or condition of being effectual.
Power or capacity to produce a desired effect; effectiveness.
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  1. Power or capacity to produce a desired effect; effectiveness.
The ratio of the energy delivered by a machine to the energy supplied for its operation.
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  1. The ratio of the energy delivered by a machine to the energy supplied for its operation.
  2. The ratio of effective work to the energy expended in producing it, as of a machine; output divided by input
  3. Ability to produce a desired effect, product, etc. with a minimum of effort, expense, or waste; quality or fact of being efficient
The quality or condition of being potent.
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  1. The quality or condition of being potent.
  2. Inherent capacity for growth and development; potentiality.
  3. The state or quality of being potent, or the degree of this; power; strength
Power to effect change; specif., strategic means of accomplishing some purpose
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  1. Power to effect change; specif., strategic means of accomplishing some purpose
  2. (Finance) The use of borrowed funds with a contractually determined return to increase the ability of a business to invest and earn an expected higher return, but usually at high risk.
  3. By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.
A swaying or being swayed; movement to the side; a swinging, leaning, fluctuation, etc.
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  1. A swaying or being swayed; movement to the side; a swinging, leaning, fluctuation, etc.
  2. Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
  3. Influence, force, or control
The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass and the strength of the gravitational pull. The weight of an object in an aircraft flying at high altitude is less than its weight at sea level, since the strength of gravity decreases with increasing distance from the Earth's surface. The SI unit of weight is the newton, though units of mass such as grams or kilograms are used more informally to denote the weight of some mass, understood as the force acting on it in a gravitational field with a strength of one G. The pound is also still used as a unit of weight.
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  1. The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass and the strength of the gravitational pull. The weight of an object in an aircraft flying at high altitude is less than its weight at sea level, since the strength of gravity decreases with increasing distance from the Earth's surface. The SI unit of weight is the newton, though units of mass such as grams or kilograms are used more informally to denote the weight of some mass, understood as the force acting on it in a gravitational field with a strength of one G. The pound is also still used as a unit of weight.
  2. The greater part; preponderance:
  3. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
Any piece of cloth, esp. one for cleaning; rag
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  1. Any piece of cloth, esp. one for cleaning; rag
  2. A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
  3. Power; muscle.
A dragging, tugging, attracting, etc.
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  1. A dragging, tugging, attracting, etc.
  2. (Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
  3. The force needed to move a weight, trigger, etc., measured in pounds
Any of the four natural phenomena involving the interaction between particles of matter. From the strongest to the weakest, the four forces are the strong nuclear force , the electromagnetic force , the weak nuclear force , and gravity .
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  1. Any of the four natural phenomena involving the interaction between particles of matter. From the strongest to the weakest, the four forces are the strong nuclear force , the electromagnetic force , the weak nuclear force , and gravity .
  2. A capacity for affecting the mind or behavior; efficacy:
  3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
The effect or impression of one person or thing on another:
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  1. The effect or impression of one person or thing on another:
  2. The power of an event, idea, etc. to produce changes, move the feelings, etc.
  3. The force of a collision; shock
An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
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  1. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
  2. (Dentistry) An imprint of the teeth and surrounding tissues, formed with a plastic material that hardens into a mold for use in making dentures, inlays, or plastic models.
  3. An effect produced, as on the mind or senses, by some force or influence
A reflection, especially of sound.
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  1. A reflection, especially of sound.
  2. A recoil, rebounding, or reciprocal motion after impact.
  3. An often indirect effect, influence, or result that is produced by an event or action.
(Intransitive, used with "of") To eliminate or to get rid of something.
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  1. (Intransitive, used with "of") To eliminate or to get rid of something.
  2. To have the power to arrange or settle affairs
  3. To incline.
To cause to lean, slope, slant, etc.; bend
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  1. To cause to lean, slope, slant, etc.; bend
  2. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
  3. To deviate from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.; lean; slope; slant
To provide an inclination or susceptibility:
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  1. To provide an inclination or susceptibility:
  2. To make (someone) inclined to something in advance:
  3. To dispose, or make receptive, beforehand; make susceptible
To cause (a person, an opinion, actions, etc.) to be inclined a certain way or be turned from a given course; influence or divert
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  1. To cause (a person, an opinion, actions, etc.) to be inclined a certain way or be turned from a given course; influence or divert
  2. (Old Poet.) To rule; reign; hold sway
  3. (Nautical) To hoist (a mast or yard) into position.

Synonym Study

  • Weight implies influence that is more or less preponderant in its effect his viewpoint had great weight with his colleagues
  • Prestige implies the power to command esteem or admiration, based on brilliance of achievement or outstanding superiority
  • Authority implies the power to command acceptance, belief, obedience, etc., based on strength of character, expertness of knowledge, etc. a statement made on good authority
  • Influence implies the power of persons or things (whether or not exerted consciously or overtly) to affect others used his influence to get elected
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