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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 anxious thoughts may be swept away, As we bravely wield a broom.
Even the children would not be excluded; but boys, little able to wield the instruments, tore the tomahawks from the belts of their fathers, and stole into the ranks, apt imitators of the savage traits exhibited by their parents.
At my own writing-table, pushed into a corner and cumbered with little bottles, Joe now sat down to his great work, first choosing a pen from the pen-tray as if it were a chest of large tools, and tucking up his sleeves as if he were going to wield a crowbar or sledgehammer.
There are demons down there, quite black, standing in front of boilers, and they wield shovels and pitchforks and poke up fires and stir up flames and, if you come too near them, they frighten you by suddenly opening the red mouths of their furnaces.
You must also be armed with a spear two fathoms long, which you will be able to wield by means of the magic ring upon your left thumb.
Be they phantoms ever so much," said Don Quixote, "I will not permit them to touch a thread of thy garments; for if they played tricks with thee the time before, it was because I was unable to leap the walls of the yard; but now we are on a wide plain, where I shall be able to wield my sword as I please.
But not only has the bourgeoisie forged the weapons that bring death to itself; it has also called into existence the men who are to wield those weapons -- the modern working class -- the proletarians.
My friend, my father," said Morrel with excitement, "have a care, I again repeat, for the power you wield over me alarms me.
Never, while I can wield this sword, of which I now fling away the scabbard--never, never, never, even if the crimson hand that slew the great Antaeus shall lay me prostrate, like him, on the soil which I give my life to defend.
Archer contemplated with awe the two slender faded figures, seated side by side in a kind of viceregal rigidity, mouthpieces of some remote ancestral authority which fate compelled them to wield, when they would so much rather have lived in simplicity and seclusion, digging invisible weeds out of the perfect lawns of Skuytercliff, and playing Patience together in the evenings.
For Chadband is rather a consuming vessel--the persecutors say a gorging vessel--and can wield such weapons of the flesh as a knife and fork remarkably well.
As the green warrior saw the last of his companions go down and at the same time perceived that the entire herd was charging him in a body, he rushed boldly to meet them, swinging his long-sword in the terrific manner that I had so often seen the men of his kind wield it in their ferocious and almost continual warfare among their own race.