Synonyms of 'potent'
having great power or influencea potent political force
You're a powerful woman – people will listen to you.
Right now you're in a very commanding position.
He seemed a dynamic and energetic leader.
controlled by the dominant class
one of the most influential books ever written
The first authoritative study was published in 1840.
(of arguments) persuasive or forcefula potent electoral message
a persuasive argument against reform
How a man shaves is a telling clue to his age.
Scientists say there is no convincing evidence for this theory.
You can't make an effective argument if all you do is stridently voice your opinion.
He puts forward a compelling argument against the culling of badgers.
This is a forceful argument for joining them.
He makes a cogent argument for a more egalitarian education system.
highly effectiveThe treatment is extremely potent, but can have unpleasant side-effects.
I'm not strong enough to carry him.
a big, powerful man
a mighty young athlete
He was a vigorous, handsome young man.
He was a man of forceful character.
The nasal spray was new on the market and highly efficacious.
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in the sense of authoritative
possessing authorityThe first authoritative study was published in 1840.
in the sense of cogent
forcefully convincingHe makes a cogent argument for a more egalitarian education system.
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