Synonyms of power in English:



  • 1 my mother suffered a stroke and lost the power of speech I'll do everything within my power to help
    [Antonyms] inability incapacity
  • 2 the unions wield enormous power in party affairs
  • 3 police do not have the power to stop and search
  • 4 in the eighteenth century Russia became a major European power
  • 5 he hit the ball with as much power as he could the sheer physical power of the man
    strength, powerfulness, might, force, forcefulness, mightiness, weight, vigour, energy, intensity, potency; brawn, brawniness, muscle
    informal punch
    British informal welly
    literary thew
  • 6 the power of his arguments
    [Antonyms] weakness impotence
  • 7 the new engine has more power
    driving force, horsepower, hp, acceleration
    informal poke, oomph
    North American informal grunt
  • 8 generating power from waste
    energy, electrical power, nuclear power, solar power, steam power, water power
    informal juice
  • 9 informal the holiday in Tenerife did him a power of good
    a great deal of, a lot of, much
    informal lots of, loads of, heaps of, masses of, tons of
    dated a deal of
  • Phrases

    have someone in/under one's power

    have control overhave influence overhave under one's thumbhave at one's mercyhave in one's clutcheshave in the palm of one's handhave eating out of one's handhave on a stringhave one's claws intoNorth Americanhave in one's hip pocket informalhave over a barrel

    the powers that be

    the powers that be did nothing to diffuse the situationthe authoritiesthe people in chargethe establishmentthe governmentthe administrationthe men in (grey) suits

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