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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wield

    Synonyms:
    manage, handle, employ, sway, brandish

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wield, exert, maintainverb

    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, manageverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wieldverb

    Synonyms:
    handle, brandish

  2. wieldverb

    Synonyms:
    manage, use, control, make use of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wield":

    exercise, exert

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How to use wield in a sentence?

  1. Mahatma Gandhi:

    Had we adopted non-violence as the weapon of the strong, because we realised that it was more effective than any other weapon, in fact the mightiest force in the world, we would have made use of its full potency and not have discarded it as soon as the fight against the British was over or we were in a position to wield conventional weapons. But as I have already said, we adopted it out of our helplessness. If we had the atom bomb, we would have used it against the British.

  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. 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.

  4. Ramogi Huma:

    If athletes immediately unionized without a willingness to withhold their labor, they would be pushed into a bad CBA, athletes will wield the most leverage toward a fair agreement by first establishing employee status, which will lead toward free market wages.

  5. James Comer:

    President Biden has a pattern of putting unions first and Americans last, first, he allowed a radical teachers union to dictate scientific guidance effectively keeping children locked out of their classrooms. Now, he’s granted ethics waivers to allow former union officials to wield government power on behalf of the union bosses. This is a conflict of interest, pure and simple. The Biden Administration must provide answers about these controversial appointments.


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