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English verb: wield

1. wield (possession) have and exercise


SamplesWield power and authority.


Synonymsexert, maintain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)have, have got, hold

2. wield (contact) handle effectively


SamplesThe burglar wielded an axe.
The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well.


Synonymshandle, manage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)manipulate


Narrower (hyponym)ply, pump, sweep, swing, swing out









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