- 1. power, powerfulness, quality
- usage: possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
- 2. power, physical phenomenon
- usage: (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)
- 3. ability, power, cognition, knowledge, noesis
- usage: possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
- 4. office, power, state
- usage: (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
- 5. power, force, causal agent, cause, causal agency
- usage: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil"
- 6. exponent, power, index, mathematical notation
- usage: a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
- 7. might, mightiness, power, strength
- usage: physical strength
- 8. world power, major power, great power, power, superpower, state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic
- usage: a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
- 9. baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon, businessman, man of affairs
- usage: a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
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- 1. power, provide, supply, ply, cater
- usage: supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines"
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