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verb [transitive] harness pronunciation in British English /ˈhɑː(r)nɪs/ 
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present tense
present participleharnessing
past tenseharnessed
past participleharnessed

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    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.


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