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Synonyms for lever
ˈlɛv ər, ˈli vər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lever(noun)

    a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

    lever tumbler

  2. lever(noun)

    a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum

    lever tumbler

  3. lever, lever tumbler(verb)

    a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock

    lever tumbler

  4. pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy(verb)

    to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

    "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"

    prize, poke, intrude, treasure, nose, pry, esteem, respect, appreciate, horn in, value, jimmy, prise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lever(n)


    Associated words:
    fulcrum, purchase, prize, prizing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    prybar, gear, leverage, crowbar, levers, pry, leveraged, toggle

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How to use lever in a sentence?

  1. Kurt Ribisl:

    Raising taxes is probably the gold standard for tobacco control policy, it’s the thing that reduces tobacco smoking more than any other policy lever that can be pulled.

  2. Archimedes:

    Give me a lever and I will move the earth

  3. Chief Executive Rainer Seele:

    The Russia project will be the biggest lever and have the biggest impact ... We don't have a plan B.

  4. Eugene Gholz:

    The Chinese have wanted to cultivate that dependence and use The Chinese as a lever, and so I don't think The Chinese's any surprise that they are considering using The Chinese more dramatically.

  5. Von Spakovsky:

    They are using federal housing money intended to improve the bad housing of poor Americans as the lever to force compliance with these new regulations, but that money is most needed in blighted, inner city urban neighborhoods, where there are a large number of African Americans. This federal utopian vision will divert that needed federal money into suburbs where it is not needed, leaving poor Americans living in substandard, terrible housing.

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