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"
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
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"
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
treat, handle, do by(verb)
interact in a certain way
"Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
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"
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
touch, lift, or hold with the hands
"Don't handle the merchandise"
wield, handle, manage(verb)
"The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"
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
show and train
"The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
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How to use handle in a sentence?
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.
We have had to attend kids who have sexually abused other kids, kids who handle guns and are in crime gangs, the kids are going to keep committing crimes, we know, because the state is not properly prepared to stop them.
I think it’s time to open the book on questions that have remained in the dark, on the question of government investigations of UFOs, we ought to do it, really, because it’s right, we ought to do it because the American people, quite frankly, can handle the truth, and we ought to do it because it’s a law.
I hope that the U.S. government understands that it can't handle Cuba with a carrot and Venezuela with a garrote.
Ground beef, like all meats, leads to a serious number of foodborne illnesses each year, we think consumers should buy better beef (such as sustainable labels) and handle it more safely.
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- مقبض, مقبArabic
- тотҡа, һапBashkir
- maneta, tirador, nansa, mànecCatalan, Valencian
- rukojeť, držadloCzech
- 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
- cas, cluas, làmhScottish Gaelic
- fül, markolat, nyél, fogóHungarian
- mancheto, manchoIdo
- manico, impugnaturaItalian
- kāts, spalsLatvian
- kakau, kawau, puritanga, taukaweMāori
- држач, ракува, напипува, раководи, врачува, нафаќа, рачка, дршкаMacedonian
- 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
- ручка, рукояткаRussian
- držalo, držač, rukovati, drška, ručkaSerbo-Croatian
- handtag, behandla, handskas medSwedish
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