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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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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say wield in sign language?

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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. 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.

  3. James Victore:

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

  4. Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie:

    The in and out campaigns are really about unilateralism versus internationalism. Most businesses support the EU and internationalism, for Britain to wield the economic political and diplomatic capital it has historically enjoyed, we must vote to Remain.

  5. Gore Vidal:

    It is difficult to find a reputable American historian who will acknowledge the crude fact that a Franklin Roosevelt, say, wanted to be President merely to wield power, to be famed and to be feared. To learn this simple fact one must wade through a sea of


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