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Definition of wield:

  1. To direct or regulate by influence or authority; to manage; to control; to sway.
  2. To govern; to rule; to keep, or have in charge; also, to possess.
  3. To use with full command or power, as a thing not too heavy for the holder; to manage; to handle; hence, to use or employ; as, to wield a sword; to wield the scepter.


used, grapple, carry off, supervise, plow, preserve, manage, conserve, cover, put out, observe, control, hold, contend, manipulate, handle, cope, throw, maintain, treat, keep, sustain, care, cause, defend, deal, finagle, ply, negociate, bring off, oversee, uphold, wangle, superintend, pull off, keep up, make out, make do, address, get by, assert, do, palm, exert, asseverate, do by.

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