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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 for "wield":

    exercise, exert

How to pronounce wield?

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How to use wield in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Maria Cardona:

    She has an opportunity to wield tremendous power and influence. That can't be overstated. I have seen firsthand how audiences respond to her, big and small, she is going to be a tremendous asset.

  3. James Victore:

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

  4. Fed Chair Jerome Powell:

    This trade-off is one for our elected representatives, who wield powers of taxation and spending.

  5. 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.

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