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Synonyms of power in English:


  • 1 the power of speech
    ability, capacity, capability, potential, faculty, competence
    [Antonyms] inability
  • 2 the unions wield enormous power
  • 3 police have the power to stop and search
    authority, right, authorization, warrant, license
  • 4 a major international power
    state, country, nation
  • 5 he hit the ball with as much power as he could
    informal punch
    literary thew
  • 6 the power of his arguments
    [Antonyms] impotence, weakness
  • 7 the new engine has more power
    driving force, horsepower, h.p., acceleration
    informal oomph
  • 8 generating power from waste
    energy, electrical power, nuclear power, wave power, wind power, micropower
  • 9 informal the time off did him a power of good
    a great deal of, a lot of, much
    informal lots of, loads of
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    have someone in/under one's power
    I doubt that Roger will ever have Etta under his power
    have control over, have influence over, have under one's thumb, have at one's mercy, have in one's clutches, have in the palm of one's hand, have someone wrapped around one's little finger, have in one's hip pocket
    informal have over a barrel
    the powers that be
    the powers that be did nothing to defuse the situation
    the authorities, the people in charge, the government
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