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verb [transitive] harness pronunciation in American English /ˈhɑrnəs/
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present tense
present participleharnessing
past tenseharnessed
past participleharnessed

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  1. 1
    to get control of something in order to use it for a particular purpose
    Humans first harnessed the power of electricity over 200 years ago.
    We aim to do better at harnessing the skills and talents of our workforce.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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