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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 ?
No blade in Christendom wields such enchantment as this--no blade of all that rust in the ancestral halls of Europe is able to invoke such visions of romance in the brain of him who looks upon it--none that can prate of such chivalric deeds or tell such brave tales of the warrior days of old.
Thou shalt see it shining in the arm that wields a pick or drives a spike; that democratic dignity which, on all hands, radiates without end from God; Himself!
The man who wields the blood- clotted cowskin during the week fills the pulpit on Sunday, and claims to be a minister of the meek and lowly Jesus.
Heavy spears were hurled and mighty war-clubs wielded, and though apes went down never to rise, so, too, went down the men of Ugambi.
She looked, indeed, like one of those wonderful boys of the Italian Renaissance, whom you may still see at the National Gallery, whose beauty is no denial, but rather the stamp of their slender, supple strength, young painters and sculptors who held the palette for Leonardo, or wielded the chisel for Michelangelo, and anon threw both aside to take up sword for Guelf or Ghibelline in the narrow streets of Florence.
It was as if a thousand axes, wee and invisible, were being wielded. Many of the men were constantly dodging and ducking their heads.
Glad, I ween, will he be to rest his knees who may fly my spear when I wield it."
Such is the subtle elasticity of the organ I treat of, that whether wielded in sport, or in earnest, or in anger, whatever be the mood it be in, its flexions are invariably marked by exceeding grace.
On the contrary, he must attack and fall upon them with a gallant bearing and a fearless heart, and, if possible, vanquish and destroy them, even though they have for armour the shells of a certain fish, that they say are harder than diamonds, and in place of swords wield trenchant blades of Damascus steel, or clubs studded with spikes also of steel, such as I have more than once seen.