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verb [transitive]     harness pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleharnessing
past tenseharnessed
past participleharnessed
  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.

  2. 2
    to put a harness on a person or animal

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