Wield - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wiːld|  American pronunciation of the word wield
Brit.  |wiːld|  British pronunciation of the word wield

verb

- have and exercise(syn: exert, maintain)

wield power and authority

- handle effectively(syn: handle, manage)

The burglar wielded an axe

Examples

The man was wielding a gun.

Can he wield a hammer?

He wields a great deal of influence over his students.

She had her car windows smashed by a gang wielding baseball bats.

He remains chairman, but wields little power at the company.

The burglar wielded an axe

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: wield
he/she/it: wields
present participle: wielding
past tense: wielded
past participle: wielded
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