power may imply latent or exerted physical, mental, or spiritual ability to act or be acted upon.
the awesome power of flowing water
force implies the actual effective exercise of power.
used enough force to push the door open
energy applies to power expended or capable of being transformed into work.
a worker with boundless energy
strength applies to the quality or property of a person or thing that makes possible the exertion of force or the withstanding of strain, pressure, or attack.
use weight training to build your strength
might implies great or overwhelming power or strength.
the belief that might makes right
The kids are always so full of energy. They devoted all their energy to the completion of the project. They devoted all their energies to the completion of the project. She puts a lot of energy into her work. The newer appliances conserve more energy.
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Late Latin energia, from Greek energeia activity, from energos active, from en in + ergon work — more at work
1ability to be active/work hard活力；精力ADJECTIVE | ... OF ENERGY | VERB + ENERGY | ENERGY + VERB | ENERGY + NOUN | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤boundless, endless, inexhaustible, limitless, unflagging, unlimited無窮的精力；經久不衰的能量◇I admire her boundless energy. 她那使不完的精力令我羨慕。➤pure, raw, sheer純正的／原始／純粹的能量▸➤excess, surplus多餘的／過剩的精力▸➤nervous, restless精神緊張／焦躁不安而產生的精力➤manic狂熱的活力▸➤youthful青春活力▸➤creative創造力◇There is a lack of creative energy in the industry. 這個行業缺乏創造力。➤emotional, mental, physical, sexual情感活力；心理活力；體能；性能力➤pent-up被壓抑的能量➤negative, positive負能量；正能量... OF ENERGY➤amount, level精力的多少；精力的充沛程度◇You can judge how healthy you are by the amount of energy you have. 可以通過精力的充沛程度來判斷健康狀況。➤great deal大量的精力◇Bringing up twins requires a great deal of energy. 養育雙胞胎要花大量的精力。➤burst精力的一陣爆發◇With a sudden burst of energy, he ran to the top of the hill. 他突然湧起一股勁，衝上山頂。VERB + ENERGY➤be bursting with, be full of, have充滿活力；有活力◇The children are always full of energy. 孩子們總是精力充沛。◇I don't seem to have any energy these days. 這些日子我總覺得無精打采。➤exude, radiate散發／輻射能量➤feel感受到活力◇You could feel the energy coming back to you from the audience. 你可以感受到活力從觀眾回到自己身上來。➤lack缺乏活力◇He never seems to lack energy. 他看起來總是精力旺盛。➤put投入精力◇She put all her energy into her work. 她把所有的精力都投入到工作中。◇I will put all my energies into improving the situation. (especially BrE) 我會拿出所有的精力來改善狀況。➤expend (formal) , spend, use花費精力▸➤channel, concentrate, devote, direct, focus, turn傾注能量；集中能量；把精力投入到⋯；轉移精力◇Prisoners are encouraged to channel their energy into exercise. 鼓勵囚犯把精力轉到鍛煉中去。➤add, bring, give增加能量；帶來活力；提供能量➤boost提升能量▸➤conserve, save保存精力；積蓄精力▸➤work off消耗精力◇The kids were running around, working off their surplus energy. 孩子們到處亂跑，消耗着過剩的精力。➤waste浪費精力◇We don't want to waste our energy trying to persuade people who are just not interested. 我們不想浪費精力去試圖說服根本毫無興趣的人。➤drain, sap消耗精力◇The hills sapped his energy and he got off his bike for frequent rests. 騎車上山消耗體力，他不時下車休息一下。➤muster, muster up, summon, summon up提起勁頭；聚集力量；振作精神◇She eventually summoned up the energy to cook dinner. 她終於打起精神去做飯了。➤invest付出精力◇We must invest our time and energy in the development of our craft. 要提高我們的技藝，必須投入時間和精力。ENERGY + VERB➤flag精力消退◇It was late and my energy was beginning to flag. 很晚了，我開始精力不濟。➤dissipate, drain away能量消散；精力耗盡ENERGY + NOUN➤level, reserves能量水平／儲備◇My energy levels are still low. 我依然精力不足。➤bar, drink能量棒；能量飲料➤boost能量提升◇Sugar provides an energy boost. 糖分能夠提高精力。PHRASES➤energy and enthusiasm精力和熱情◇She always works with energy and enthusiasm. 她工作起來一直充滿精力和熱情。➤an outlet for your energy精力釋放的途徑◇Football gives them an outlet for their energy. 踢足球能讓他們釋放精力。➤time or energy時間或精力◇I don't have the time or energy to argue with you. 我沒有時間，也沒有精力跟你爭吵。➤a waste of energy浪費精力◇It's a waste of energy cutting this grass－nobody's going to see it. 割這些草純粹是浪費精力 － 根本沒有人會注意。energy
2source of power能源ADJECTIVE | ... OF ENERGY | VERB + ENERGY | ENERGY + NOUN | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤alternative, clean, green, renewable可替代／清潔／綠色／可再生能源◇the change from fossil fuels to renewable energy 由礦物燃料到可再生能源的轉變➤atomic, nuclear, solar, wave, wind原子能；核能；太陽能；波浪能；風能➤cheap廉價能源... OF ENERGY➤amount能量的多少◇The new power station produces vast amounts of energy. 新電站發電量巨大。VERB + ENERGY➤generate, produce產生／生產能量▸➤harness利用能量◇attempts to harness solar energy 嘗試利用太陽能➤release釋放能量▸➤provide, supply供應能量▸➤consume, use消耗能量；使用能量▸➤store貯存能量◇No battery could store enough energy to turn over a car's engine. 任何電池都無法貯存足以啟動汽車引擎的能量。➤conserve, save節能▸➤waste浪費能量▸➤need, require需要能量ENERGY + NOUN➤production能量生產▸➤consumption, use能量消耗；能量使用▸➤demand, needs, requirements能源需求◇total energy requirements for the coming year 來年的能源總需求➤supply能源供給◇The nuclear plant provides a fifth of the nation's energy supplies. 這家核電站生產的能量佔全國能源供應總量的兩成。➤resources, sources能源➤reserves, stores能源貯備／貯存➤conservation能源保護▸➤savings節能◇equipment that offers long-term energy savings 能持久節能的設備➤efficiency能效▸➤bill, costs, prices能源開支／成本／價格▸➤crisis, problem, shortage能源危機／問題／短缺◇The country could face an energy crisis if demand continues to rise. 如果能源需求繼續增加，這個國家可能會面臨能源危機。➤company, industry, sector能源公司／工業／部門◇state control of the energy industries 國家對能源工業的控制➤market能源市場◇The cost of solar power needs to fall before it makes an impact on the energy market. 太陽能要降低成本才能對現有的能源市場有所影響。➤plan, policy, programme/program, project, strategy能源規劃／政策／計劃／項目／策略◇a government-sponsored renewable energy project 政府資助的可再生能源項目➤management能源管理➤independence (especially NAmE) 能源獨立PHRASES➤a demand for energy能源需求◇The demand for energy is expected to increase dramatically. 能源需求預計會急速增長。➤a form of energy能源形式➤a source of energy能源