Synonyms of power in English:

power


See US English definition of power

See UK English definition of power

See Spanish definition of poder

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
informal lots of, loads of, heaps of, masses of, tons of
dated a deal of

Phrases

    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
    have someone in 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