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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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say handle in sign language?

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How to use handle in a sentence?

  1. Brian Kemp:

    I'm not worried about how it looks. I'm doing my job, this is how we would handle any investigation when something like this comes up. Because I can assure you if I hadn't done anything and the story came out that something was going on, you'd be going' Why didn't you act ?'.

  2. Randy Frederick:

    It all kind of neutralized itself, the market just seems very confused as to whether it should be reacting to the prospect of lower rates for longer or the prospect that we can handle rates because the economy is doing well.

  3. Author Unknown:

    There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.

  4. Chief Financial Officer Bruce Tanner:

    This is real live buyers' interest. That's great, but that tends to take a little longer to handle that level of detail that is expected with more people involved in the process.

  5. Joseph Sugarman:

    Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.


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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