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  • 1 Powerful — Pow er*ful, a. 1. Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, a powerful man or beast; a powerful engine; a powerful argument; a powerful light; a powerful vessel. [1913 Webster] The… …

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  • 2 powerful — powerful, potent, puissant, forceful, forcible are comparable when they mean having or manifesting power to effect great or striking results. Powerful is applicable to something which stands out from the rest of its kind as exceeding the others… …

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  • 3 powerful — I adjective able, able bodied, armipotent, authoritative, autocratic, autocratical, brawny, cogent, commanding, compelling, consequential, controlling, deafening, dominant, dominating, dynamic, effective, effectual, efficacious, empowered,… …

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  • 4 powerful — c.1400, from POWER (Cf. power) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Powerfully …

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  • 5 powerful — [adj] strong, effective able, allpowerful, almighty, authoritarian, authoritative, capable, cogent, commanding, compelling, competent, controlling, convincing, dominant, dynamic, effectual, efficacious, energetic, forceful, forcible, impressive,… …

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  • 6 powerful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having power. ► ADVERB chiefly dialect ▪ very. DERIVATIVES powerfully adverb …

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  • 7 powerful — [pou′ər fəl] adj. having much power; strong or influential adv. Dial. very powerfully adv. powerfulness n …

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  • 8 powerful — pow|er|ful W2 [ˈpauəfəl US ˈpaur ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(important)¦ 2¦(speech/film etc)¦ 3¦(feeling/effect)¦ 4¦(machine/weapon etc)¦ 5¦(physically strong)¦ 6¦(a lot of force)¦ 7¦(medicine)¦ 8¦(team/army etc)¦ 9¦(quality)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 powerful — [[t]pa͟ʊə(r)fʊl[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED A powerful person or organization is able to control or influence people and events. → See also all powerful You re a powerful man people will listen to you. ...Russia and India, two large, powerful countries …

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  • 10 powerful — adjective 1 IMPORTANT a powerful person, organization, group etc is able to control and influence events and other people s actions: The president is the most powerful man in America and probably the world. | a powerful consortium of European… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 powerful — pow|er|ful [ paurfl ] adjective *** 1. ) able to influence or control what people do or think: The powerful farm lobby is pressuring Congress to change the law. Recent events are a powerful argument for gun control. a powerful man ─ opposite WEAK …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 powerful */*/*/ — UK [ˈpaʊə(r)f(ə)l] / US [ˈpaʊrf(ə)l] adjective 1) able to influence or control what people do or think The powerful farming lobby is pressurizing the government to change the law. Recent events are a powerful argument for gun control. a powerful… …

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  • 13 powerful — powerfully, adv. powerfulness, n. /pow euhr feuhl/, adj. 1. having or exerting great power or force. 2. physically strong, as a person: a large, powerful athlete. 3. producing great physical effects, as a machine or a blow. 4. potent; efficacious …

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  • 14 powerful — adjective 1) powerful shoulders Syn: strong, muscular, muscly, sturdy, strapping, robust, brawny, burly, athletic, manly, well built, solid; informal beefy, hunky; dated stalwart; literary stark, thewy Ant …

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  • 15 powerful — adjective 1) powerful shoulders Syn: strong, muscular, muscly, sturdy, strapping, robust, brawny, burly, athletic, manly, well built, solid; informal beefy 2) a powerful drink Syn …

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  • 16 powerful*/*/*/ — [ˈpaʊəf(ə)l] adj 1) able to influence or control what people do or think Ant: weak We live in a society where the media are extremely powerful.[/ex] a powerful argument in favour of gun control[/ex] 2) with a lot of physical strength or force a… …

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  • 17 powerful — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ▪ become, get, grow ▪ make sb/sth ADVERB …

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  • 18 powerful — adjective Date: 15th century 1. having great power, prestige, or influence < a powerful leader > 2. leading to many or important deductions < a powerful set of postulates > • powerfully adverb …

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  • 19 powerful — pow•er•ful [[t]ˈpaʊ ər fəl[/t]] adj. 1) having or exerting great power or force 2) physically strong, as a person 3) potent; efficacious: a powerful drug[/ex] 4) having great power, authority, or influence; mighty 5) dial. Chiefly South Midland… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 powerful — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Wielding power] Syn. mighty, all powerful, almighty, superhuman, omnipotent, overpowering, great, invincible, dominant, indomitable, influential, authoritative, overruling, potent, puissant, forceful, forcible,… …

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