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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wield, exert, maintain(verb)

    have and exercise

    "wield power and authority"

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, keep up, keep, conserve, observe, hold, handle, manage, assert, defend, sustain, maintain, exert, uphold, preserve, exercise

  2. 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, handle, palm, plow, manage, pull off, oversee, grapple, cover, negociate, maintain, address, treat, carry off, bring off, exert, get by, do, care, deal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wield

    Synonyms:
    manage, handle, employ, sway, brandish

    Antonyms:
    mismanage, misemploy, discard, resign, depose, surrender, deposit, abdicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wield(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    handle, brandish

  2. wield(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    manage, use, control, make use of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    exercise, exert

How to say wield in sign language?

  1. wield

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