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The ability or capacity to do something
“He was an outstanding speaker with the power to charm and invigorate his audience.”
Physical strength or force
“Moving the heavy machinery into place required all the power and strength he could muster.”
Political or social authority or control
“The federal government has the power to make laws and to collect taxes.”
The ability to overpower someone or something
“He was an abusive and narcissistic person who exerted power over those close to him.”
A state or country viewed in terms of its political or military strength
“Great Britain was once a great colonial power whose legacy can still be seen in many countries today.”
To supply an object with mechanical or electrical energy
“Electricity, rather than gas, will power the company's new line of vehicles.”
To direct something with great force
“The tennis player was known for his forceful serves and would regularly power the ball straight down the line against his helpless opponents.”
(of speech) Level of persuasiveness
“The power of his words and arguments would ensure his victory in the debate.”
(dialectal) A great deal of something, as in "a power of"
“He had done a power of work on the project and was expectant of results very soon.”
Electrical or mechanical energy
“Mr. Burns ran the local plant that provided power to the homes in Springfield.”
Freedom or liberty accorded to an individual
“You have the power to choose your own destiny in this society.”
(of a government or government official) Position of governance for a country
“The president had already gained notoriety for his tweets on Twitter during his first year in power.”
(mathematics) A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
“A number raised to the power of zero is always equal to 1.”
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