Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 157. Power.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VIII. Causation
2. Connection Between Cause and Effect
157. Power.
NOUN:POWER; potency, potentiality; jiva [theos.]; puissance, might, force; energy [See Energy]; dint; right hand, right arm; ascendancy, sway, control; prepotency, prepollence or prepollency [rare]; almightiness, omnipotence; carte blanche [F.], authority [See Authority]; strength [See Strength]; predominance.
  ABILITY; ableness &c. adj.; competency; efficiency, efficacy; validity, cogency; enablement; vantage ground; influence [See Influence].
  PRESSURE, electromotive force, high pressure; conductivity; elasticity; gravity, electricity, magnetism, magneto-electricity, galvanism, voltaic electricity, voltaism, electromagnetism, electrostatics, electrokinetics, electrodynamics; electromotion, electrification; magnetization, galvanization; attraction, pull; vis inertiœ [L.], vis mortua [L.], vis viva [L.]; potential -, dynamic- energy; friction, suction; live- circuit, - rail, - wire; volt, voltage.
  [INSTRUMENTS] galvanometer, rheometer; variometer, magnetometer, magnetoscope, electrometer, electroscope, galvanoscope, electrophorus, electrodynamometer, voltameter, ammeter, voltammeter, voltmeter, wattmeter.
  CAPABILITY, capacity; quid valeant humeri quid ferre recusent [L.]; faculty, quality, attribute, endowment, virtue, gift, property, qualification, susceptibility.
VERB:BE POWERFUL &c. adj.; gain power &c. n.
  BELONG TO, pertain to; lie -, be- in one’s power; can.
  EMPOWER; give -, confer -, exercise-power &c. n.; enable, invest; indue, endue; endow, arm; strengthen [See Strength]; compel [See Compulsion].
  ELECTRIFY, magnetize, energize, galvanize, attract.
ADJECTIVE:POWERFUL, puissant; potent, potential [rare]; capable, able; equal to, up to; cogent, valid; effective, effectual; efficient, efficacious, adequate, competent; multipotent [rare], plenipotent [rare], prepollent [rare], predominant; mighty, ascendent, prepotent, omnipotent, armipotent, mightful [archaic]; almighty.
  forcible &c. adj. (energetic) [See Energy]; influential [See Influence]; productive [See Productiveness].
  ELECTRIC, electrodynamic, electrokinetic, electromagnetic, electrometric, electrometrical, electromotive, electronegative, electropositive, electroscopic; magnetic, magneto-electric or magneto-electrical, magnetomotive; voltametric, voltaic; galvanic, galvanometric, galvanoscopic, dynamo-electric or dynamo-electrical; dynamic, static, potential.
ADVERB:POWERFULLY &c. adj.; by virtue of, by dint of.
  1. À toute force.
  2. [Greek].
  3. Eripuit cœlo fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis.
  4. Fortis cadere cedere non potest.


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