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wield

 (wēld)
tr.v. wield·ed, wield·ing, wields
1. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
2. To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively. See Synonyms at handle.

[Middle English welden, from Old English wealdan, to rule, and wieldan, to govern; see wal- in Indo-European roots.]

wield′a·ble adj.
wield′er n.

wield

(wiːld)
vb (tr)
1. to handle or use (a weapon, tool, etc)
2. to exert or maintain (power or authority)
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) obsolete to rule
[Old English wieldan, wealdan; related to Old Norse valda, Old Saxon waldan, German walten, Latin valēre to be strong]
ˈwieldable adj
ˈwielder n

wield

(wild)

v.t.
1. to exercise (power, influence, etc.).
2. to use (a weapon, instrument, etc.) effectively; handle or employ actively.
3. Archaic. to govern; manage.
[before 900; Middle English welden, Old English wieldan to control, derivative of wealdan to rule, c. Old Saxon, Gothic waldan, Old High German waltan, Old Norse valda; akin to Latin valēre to be strong, prevail]
wield′er, n.

wield


Past participle: wielded
Gerund: wielding

Imperative
wield
wield
Present
I wield
you wield
he/she/it wields
we wield
you wield
they wield
Preterite
I wielded
you wielded
he/she/it wielded
we wielded
you wielded
they wielded
Present Continuous
I am wielding
you are wielding
he/she/it is wielding
we are wielding
you are wielding
they are wielding
Present Perfect
I have wielded
you have wielded
he/she/it has wielded
we have wielded
you have wielded
they have wielded
Past Continuous
I was wielding
you were wielding
he/she/it was wielding
we were wielding
you were wielding
they were wielding
Past Perfect
I had wielded
you had wielded
he/she/it had wielded
we had wielded
you had wielded
they had wielded
Future
I will wield
you will wield
he/she/it will wield
we will wield
you will wield
they will wield
Future Perfect
I will have wielded
you will have wielded
he/she/it will have wielded
we will have wielded
you will have wielded
they will have wielded
Future Continuous
I will be wielding
you will be wielding
he/she/it will be wielding
we will be wielding
you will be wielding
they will be wielding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wielding
you have been wielding
he/she/it has been wielding
we have been wielding
you have been wielding
they have been wielding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wielding
you will have been wielding
he/she/it will have been wielding
we will have been wielding
you will have been wielding
they will have been wielding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wielding
you had been wielding
he/she/it had been wielding
we had been wielding
you had been wielding
they had been wielding
Conditional
I would wield
you would wield
he/she/it would wield
we would wield
you would wield
they would wield
Past Conditional
I would have wielded
you would have wielded
he/she/it would have wielded
we would have wielded
you would have wielded
they would have wielded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.wield - have and exercise; "wield power and authority"
have, have got, hold - have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
2.wield - handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"
manipulate - hold something in one's hands and move it
ply - wield vigorously; "ply an axe"
pump - operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal; "pump the gas pedal"
swing out, swing, sweep - make a big sweeping gesture or movement

wield

verb
1. brandish, flourish, manipulate, swing, use, manage, handle, employ, ply He was attacked by an assailant wielding a kitchen knife.
2. exert, hold, maintain, exercise, have, control, manage, apply, command, possess, make use of, utilize, put to use, be possessed of, have at your disposal He remains chairman, but wields little power in the company.

wield

verb
1. To use with or as if with the hands:
2. To bring to bear steadily or forcefully:
Translations
يَسْتَعْمِليَكون لَدَيْهِ ويَسْتَعْمِل
brugeudøve
beitanota, fara meî
izmantotprast rīkoties arturēt savās rokāsvaldīt

wield

[wiːld] VT [+ sword, axe, pen] → manejar; [+ power, influence] → ejercer

wield

[ˈwiːld] vt
[+ sword, knife] → manier
[+ power, influence] → exercer

wield

vt pen, swordführen; axeschwingen; power, influenceausüben, haben; wielding his sword above his headdas Schwert über seinem Haupte schwingend; to wield power over somethingüber etw (acc)Macht ausüben

wield

[wiːld] vt (sword, axe) → maneggiare; (brandish) → brandire; (power, influence) → esercitare

wield

(wiːld) verb
1. to use. He can certainly wield an axe.
2. to have and use. to wield authority.
References in classic literature ?
And as the frantic wielders of these weapons snatched them from the stream of sparks and tore away into the streets, the same red hue was red in their frenzied eyes;--eyes which any unbrutalised beholder would have given twenty years of life, to petrify with a well-directed gun.
The swords flashed in the rays of the declining sun and then met with a clash that would have shivered less sturdy weapons or disarmed less sturdy wielders.
Morally the wielder of power appears to cause the event; physically it is those who submit to the power.
The Dyaks, encouraged by the presence of Muda Saffir in their rear, held their ground; and the infuriated, brainless things that followed the wielder of the bull whip threw themselves upon the head hunters with beating hands and rending fangs.
Him she bare through the embrace of the son of Cronos lord of dark clouds and the other, Iphicles, of Amphitryon the spear- wielder -- offspring distinct, this one of union with a mortal man, but that other of union with Zeus, leader of all the gods.
The latter epithets, and worse, have indeed already been applied, if not to Raffles and all his works, at least to mine upon Raffles, by more than one worthy wielder of a virtuous pen.
Similarly, San Beda as a college is known to bear alumni who, today, are holders and wielders of privilege, prominence and possessions in our country-from the President to the legislative and judicial leaders to the best of entrepreneurs and thought molders, as well as to the harshest oppositors and bashers.
Clearly, Mr Mucheru, Dr Matiang'i, Prof Muigai, and the other wielders of power who made the decision to shut down the stations regard the ordinary citizen and TV viewer as some impressionable plebeian, who cannot think for himself or herself.
Chakuro is the archivist for the Mud Whale, who chronicles the lives and deaths of his people; he is also a wielder of the psychokinetic power known as Thymia, though the price of his gift is a drastically shortened lifespan (most Thymia wielders do not survive past age 30).
Players will take on the role of the "wielder" and concoct spells to win the game and have magical duels with other wielders.
There, wielders must face off in the training arena, learning to fuse with their Golems and control their power in order to defend the world from evil.
Today's increasing mobility means that the audiences of power wielders do not stay in one place; they are literally moving targets.