What are some alternative words for handle?

Synonyms for handle
ˈhæn dl

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term handle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. handle, grip, handgrip, hold(verb)

    the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

    "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, traction, bag, clench, bobby pin, travelling bag, delay, keep, detainment, hold, appreciation, handgrip, adhesive friction, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, custody, hairgrip, clasp, cargo deck, traveling bag, clutches, grasp, time lag, suitcase, cargo hold

  2. manage, deal, care, handle(verb)

    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

    "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

    Synonyms:
    wish, divvy up, shell out, give care, plow, carry on, bring off, lot, apportion, dish out, deal out, allot, care, portion out, wield, consider, take, treat, share, dispense, dole out, finagle, grapple, administer, pull off, deal, supervise, parcel out, trade, manage, contend, do, address, oversee, make out, worry, mete out, negociate, like, distribute, do by, conduct, cover, palm, sell, cope, wangle, make do, get by, superintend, look at, carry off

  3. treat, handle, do by(verb)

    interact in a certain way

    "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"

    Synonyms:
    process, cover, deal, do by, care, regale, palm, treat, address, care for, manage, plow, wield

  4. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address(verb)

    act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

    "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"

    Synonyms:
    speak, overcompensate, extend, cut through, deal, continue, comprehend, embrace, divvy up, spread over, grapple, cut across, apportion, encompass, consider, get over, process, lot, portion out, dole out, make do, plow, shroud, accost, insure, brood, wield, make out, share, do by, plough, hide, take, administer, sell, parcel out, compensate, cross, come up to, turn, report, traverse, underwrite, breed, dispense, overlay, dish out, pass over, contend, enshroud, direct, allot, care for, track, get by, address, wrap up, distribute, cover up, carry on, cope, turn to, incubate, mete out, regale, get across, look at, treat, shell out, care, hatch, manage, deal out, palm, cover, conduct, call, trade

  5. handle, palm(verb)

    touch, lift, or hold with the hands

    "Don't handle the merchandise"

    Synonyms:
    cover, deal, do by, care, palm, treat, address, manage, plow, wield

  6. wield, handle, manage(verb)

    handle effectively

    "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"

    Synonyms:
    superintend, make out, wangle, make do, cope, contend, do by, supervise, finagle, palm, plow, manage, pull off, oversee, wield, grapple, cover, negociate, maintain, address, treat, carry off, bring off, exert, get by, do, care, deal

  7. handle(verb)

    show and train

    "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"

    Synonyms:
    cover, deal, do by, care, palm, treat, address, manage, plow, wield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. handle

    Synonyms:
    feel, treat, use, manage, manipulate, touch, wield, discuss

    Antonyms:
    drop, mismanage, bungle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. handle(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    touch, feel, feel of

  2. handle(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    manage, use, wield

  3. handle(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    treat, discuss, discourse on, treat of

  4. handle(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deal with

  5. handle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    haft, stock

  6. handle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    BAIL

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. handle(n)

    Synonyms:
    bail, hilt, haft

How to pronounce handle?

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How to say handle in sign language?

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How to use handle in a sentence?

  1. Tim Huxley:

    They are among the best Singapore can offer, and I am sure they will be involved( in the summit), they remain very much a substantial and frontline force, and the demands of this kind of event are precisely the sort of special operation that the Gurkhas are trained to handle.

  2. Cyma Shapiro:

    None of us could have pre-supposed 10 years later what we would have felt like going through menopause. None of us could have really honestly understood what it meant physiologically, what it meant hormonally, how we would handle it, how we would handle younger children, how we would handle dying parents or aging parents. I mean, there are serious issues.

  3. John Swartzberg:

    If you do get infected, you may not handle the virus as well.

  4. Teri Mastando:

    It's a pretty routine idea that now that she is an adult she should be able to handle her own affairs and that she should be able to remain anonymous because of her age when this happened.

  5. Larry Johnson:

    You kind of create your own prison, i’ve kind of barricaded myself in my surroundings [with] certain things that I can handle. That’s kind of how I beat it.


Translations for handle

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  • مقبض, مقبArabic
  • тотҡа, һапBashkir
  • maneta, tirador, nansa, mànecCatalan, Valencian
  • rukojeť, držadloCzech
  • håndtagDanish
  • GriffGerman
  • λαβή, χειρολαβή, χερούλι, παρανόμι, ψευδώνυμοGreek
  • manilla, asa, instrumento, mango, manija, tiradorSpanish
  • دسته, رسیدگیPersian
  • tunnustella, [[käydä]] [[kauppa]]a, kohdella, käsitellä, otin, väline, vaihto, kädensija, kahva, [[käyttää]] [[käsi, hoitaa, kosketella, lempinimiFinnish
  • manœuvrer, paris, manette, brancard, anse, châsse, mancheron, barre de manœuvre, pencher, indicateur, poignée, manipuler, traiter, manier, levier, manchon, gérer, tâter, outil, tirette, manche, instrument, indicatif, pseudonymeFrench
  • lámhIrish
  • cas, cluas, làmhScottish Gaelic
  • טיפלHebrew
  • fül, markolat, nyél, fogóHungarian
  • mancheto, manchoIdo
  • manico, impugnaturaItalian
  • ハンドルJapanese
  • სახელურიGeorgian
  • kāts, spalsLatvian
  • kakau, kawau, puritanga, taukaweMāori
  • држач, ракува, напипува, раководи, врачува, нафаќа, рачка, дршкаMacedonian
  • pemegangMalay
  • håndtereNorwegian
  • aanraken, aanpakken, behandelen, omgaan met, handvat, omgaan, hanteren, handgreep, in de hand houden, gebruiken, onder handen nemen, zich bezighouden met, heft, betasten, houden, bedienen, hengselDutch
  • handtereNorwegian Nynorsk
  • håndtak, klare, hendelNorwegian
  • uchwyt, rączka, gałka, klamkaPolish
  • cabo, maçanetaPortuguese
  • mânerRomanian
  • ручка, рукояткаRussian
  • držalo, držač, rukovati, drška, ručkaSerbo-Croatian
  • handtag, behandla, handskas medSwedish
  • сапTatar
  • оброблятиUkrainian

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