Quick answer
"Leverage" is a noun which is often translated as "el apalancamiento", and "exert" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ejercer". Learn more about the difference between "leverage" and "exert" below.
leverage(
leh
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vrihj
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physics)
a. el apalancamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Grab onto that rock on your left as leverage to pull you up.Agarra esa roca a su izquierda como apalancamiento para subirte.
b. hacer palanca
You can use a flat screwdriver as leverage to open the paint can.Para abrir la lata de pintura, puedes hacer palanca con un destornillador.
2. (influence)
a. la influencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My father has a lot of leverage in the club and can give you a discount.Mi padre tiene mucha influencia en el club y te puede dar un descuento.
b. la palanca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You can only find a job in that organization if you have leverage with someone who works there.Solo puedes conseguir trabajo en esa organización si tienes palanca con alguien que trabaja allí.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (finance)
a. apalancar
The bank finances large scale investments and leverages additional financial resources.El banco financia a grandes inversionistas y los apalanca con fondos adicionales.
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exert
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to apply power or influence)
a. ejercer
The people are sick of big corporations exerting their influence in politics.El pueblo está harto de que las grandes corporaciones ejerzan su influencia en la política.
2. (to apply physical force)
a. emplear
Despite exerting all his force, Ralph could't make the stone budge.A pesar emplear toda su fuerza, Ralph no pudo hacer que la piedra se moviera en absoluto.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to use effort)
a. esforzarse
After my father's heart attack, his doctor told him to avoid exerting himself too much.Después del infarto de mi padre, la doctora le dijo que evitara esforzarse demasiado.
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