Synonyms of power


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"


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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