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What does "Wield" mean?

Definition

(v. t.) To direct or regulate by influence or authority; to manage; to control; to sway (v. t.) To govern; to rule; to keep, or have in charge; also, to possess (v. t.) 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


Synonyms maintain, handle, exert


Example: "The burglar wielded an axe"


Word Family wielded, wielder, wielders, wielding, wields