powerful - definition and synonyms


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  1. 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 man

  2. 2
    physically strong

    You need powerful muscles for this.

    1. b.
      strong and working well

      They have installed a more powerful engine in the new model.

      a powerful fighting force

    2. d.
      very loud or bright, or with a strong smell

      a powerful rotten-egg smell

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