What is another word for handle?

Synonyms for handle
ˈhæn dl

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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

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How to use handle in a sentence?

  1. Joanna Lipari:

    People who believe in what they're doing handle stress better than those who don't.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Have you noticed that everyone of these candidates say, 'Obama's weak. Putin's kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he's going to straighten out,' then it turns out they can't handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can't handle those guys, then I don't think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.

  3. Brad Bannon:

    I think Biden probably has less room (for a bid), people had questions about how well Hillary can handle herself. I thought she performed very well.

  4. Jeff Melvoin:

    You're confusing product with process. Most people, when they criticize, whether they like it or hate it, they're talking about product. That's not art, that's the result of art. Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I'm not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and the mind with the eyes and hands.

  5. Marc Gorlin:

    We will continue to build out the Roadie community to make same-day delivery over hundreds of miles a reality. We want it to be as easy and convenient, to get big, bulky, hard-to-handle stuff delivered hundreds of miles, as it is to get a sandwich delivered down the street.

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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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