Synonyms of power in English:

power


See definition of power

noun

1‘my mother suffered a stroke and lost the power of speech’

SYNONYMS

ability, capacity, capability, potential, potentiality, faculty, property, competence, competency

ANTONYMS

inability, incapacity

2‘the unions wield enormous power in party affairs’

SYNONYMS

control, authority, influence, dominance, mastery, domination, rule, command, ascendancy, supremacy, dominion, sovereignty, jurisdiction, sway, weight, leverage, hold, grasp, say

informal clout, pull, beef, teeth

North American informal drag

literary puissance

3‘police do not have the power to stop and search’

SYNONYMS

authority, right, authorization, warrant, licence, prerogative, faculty

informal say-so

4‘in the eighteenth century Russia became a major European power’

SYNONYMS

state, country, nation, world power, superpower

5‘he hit the ball with as much power as he could’

SYNONYMS

strength, powerfulness, might, force, forcefulness, mightiness, weight, vigour, energy, intensity, potency

brawn, brawniness, muscle

informal punch

British informal welly

literary thew

6‘the power of his arguments’

SYNONYMS

forcefulness, powerfulness, potency, strength, force, eloquence, effectiveness, cogency, persuasiveness, impressiveness, authoritativeness

informal punch

ANTONYMS

weakness, impotence

7‘the new engine has more power’

SYNONYMS

driving force, horsepower, hp, acceleration

informal poke, oomph

North American informal grunt

8‘generating power from waste’

SYNONYMS

energy, electrical power, nuclear power, solar power, steam power, water power

informal juice

9‘the holiday in Tenerife did him a power of good’

SYNONYMS

a great deal of, a lot of, much

lots of, loads of, heaps of, masses of, tons of

dated a deal of


Phrases

    have someone in/under one's power

      SYNONYMS

      have control over, have influence over, have under one's thumb, have at one's mercy, have in one's clutches, have in the palm of one's hand, have eating out of one's hand, have on a string, have one's claws into

      North American

      have in one's hip pocket

      informal

      have over a barrel

    the powers that be

      ‘the powers that be did nothing to diffuse the situation’

      SYNONYMS

      the authorities, the people in charge, the establishment, the government, the administration, the men in suits, the men in grey suits