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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 pronounce wield?

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Alex
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Veena
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How to say wield in sign language?

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How to use wield in a sentence?

  1. James Victore:

    Graphic design is a big fucking club with spikes in it, and I want to wield it.

  2. Donald Trump:

    When the people who control the political power in our society can rig investigations like [Clinton’s] investigation was rigged, can rig polls -- you see these phony polls -- and rig the media, they can wield absolute power over your life, your economy and your country and benefit big time by it.

  3. Maxine Waters:

    I have serious concerns with Facebook's plans to create a digital currency and digital wallet, if Facebook's plan comes into fruition, the company and its partners will wield immense economic power that could destabilize currencies and governments.

  4. Lew Rockwell:

    If something is wrong for you or me, it is also wrong for the cop, the soldier, the mayor, the governor, the general, the Fed chairman, the president. Theft does not become acceptable when they call it taxation, counterfeiting when they call it monetary policy, kidnapping when they call it the draft, mass murder when they call it foreign policy. We understand that it is never acceptable to wield violence nor the threat of violence against the innocent, whether by the mugger or the politician.

  5. Raghuram Selvaraju:

    Ian's main concern is to get lower taxes for Pfizer through an inversion. He would rather be able to say he pulled this tax inversion off, and now I'm going to let Brent crack the whip and wield the axe.


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