What are at least two synonyms, two antonyms for a verb: to leverage? I'm hopeless, thanks for the answer. By the way, do you have any association with this word? I do homework and I do not know how to answer these questions.

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    This is what a thesaurus is for. – Barmar Dec 28 '18 at 23:32
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    Yeah, see what you can pry out of a thesaurus. Maybe you can jimmy some ideas loose. – Hot Licks Dec 29 '18 at 1:26

A lever is a device that can be used to lift up much heavier objects. In finance this word is associated with taking a loan so that you can buy a lot more stuff than you could have done with your original money. In this sense, the leverage allows you to buy more expensive objects. See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lever, since I think that seeing a lever explains the idea of the word quite nicely.

Now this word describes a fairly niche concept as we can see so most synonyms would inevitably lose some part of the meaning that this word carries, especially in a financial context. However possible synonyms are to fund and to lift. An antonym would be a word that describes an action where a lot of effort accomplishes very little, so to be stuck and to stagnate are probably reasonable guesses.

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