Synonyms for Leverage:

n.

air resistance, calorific, bonding, attraction, centripetal force, absorbance, capillary action, centrifugal force, balance, amplitude. greatness, pull, control, affect, monopoly, clout, leadership, domination, oligopoly, sway, influence, power, weight, might. co-opt, take, run away with, borrow, pawn, get off. influence (noun)
advantage, weight, pull, clout, power.
leverage (noun)
leveraging, purchase.
phenomenon (noun)
purchase.
purchase (noun)
backing, lift, support, advantage, hold, force.

v.

influence (verb)
pull.

Other synonyms:

borrow, advantage, run away with. pawn, clout, co-opt, influence. weight. get off. take. Other relevant words:
calorific, domination, oligopoly, co-opt, advantage, purchase, influence, amplitude, greatness, backing, balance, support, bonding, lift, monopoly, pull, might, power, borrow, absorbance, leadership, force, pawn, affect, attraction, hold, sway, take, weight, clout, control.

Usage examples for leverage

  1. The boat responded like a live thing, quivered, came to a partial rest- stopped, undulating on the surface roughened by the powerful leverage of the oars. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  2. His arms carried close that he might get all possible leverage behind his punches, he waited until well within reach, then issued a series of short- arm jabs. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  3. Franklinton Christian College, maintained by the American Christian Convention, was opened in 1878 and chartered in 1890. Stillman Institute was established by the southern Presbyterians at Tuscaloosa in 1876. Paine College was founded at Augusta in 1884. With these striking examples of sacrifice in behalf of the education of their race, the Negro churches themselves began to participate in the extension of education as a means to spread the gospel through an intelligent ministry and to enable the laity to appreciate it as the great leverage in the uplift of the man far down. – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson