HyperDic: wield

English > 2 senses of the word wield:
VERBpossessionwield, exert, maintainhave and exercise
contactwield, handle, managehandle effectively
wield > pronunciation
Rhymesafield ... yield: 36 rhymes with iyld...
English > wield: 2 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningHave and exercise.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"wield power and authority"
Synonymsexert, maintain
Broaderhave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Spanishdesempeñar, ejercer
English > wield: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningHandle effectively.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The burglar wielded an axe"
Synonymshandle, manage
Narrowerplywield vigorously
pumpoperate like a pump
swing, sweep, swing outmake a big sweeping gesture or movement
Broadermanipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
Spanishempuñar, esgrimir, gestionar, manejar, manipular
Catalanempunyar, esgrimir, manejar, manipular

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