1. [ adjective ] having the power to influence or convince
Synonyms: powerful cogent

"a cogent analysis of the problem" "potent arguments"

Related terms: influential
2. [ adjective ] having or wielding force or authority
Synonyms: strong

"providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

Related terms: powerful
3. [ adjective ] having a strong physiological or chemical effect
Synonyms: strong

"a potent toxin" "potent liquor" "a potent cup of tea"

Related terms: impotent equipotent multipotent effectual effective powerful fertile potency
4. [ adjective ] (of a male) able to copulate
Synonyms: virile
Related terms: impotent
Similar spelling:   potently