What is another word for wield?

Pronunciation: [wˈiːld] (IPA)

Wield is a verb that means to hold or use a weapon, tool, or object with skill. Some synonyms of wield include brandish, employ, utilize, manipulate, wieldy, handle, and exercise. Brandish suggests a more aggressive style of wielding, often implying a display of power or intimidation. Utilize is a more neutral term that simply refers to using an object for a specific purpose. Manipulate implies a more skillful, deliberate use of an object. Wieldy is a less common term that specifically means being easy to handle or wield. Handle and exercise have a broader meaning than wield and can be used to refer to non-physical objects or activities.

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What are the opposite words for wield?

The word 'wield' means to handle or hold and it typically implies skill or power. Some antonyms for the word 'wield' could be 'surrender', which means to give up control or relinquish hold, or 'abdicate' which means to renounce one's position of power. Another antonym word for 'wield' could be 'renounce' which means to give up or reject a claim, right or belief. 'Release' could be another antonym, which means to set free or let go of something, thereby relinquishing any control over it. Lastly, 'yield' could be an antonym for 'wield' as it means to comply with someone else's wishes or desires, hence acknowledging their power over oneself.

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Usage examples for Wield

The deep impression her works had made upon the public mind heightened her natural conscientiousness, and her gratitude for the confidence with which each fresh contribution from her pen was received, increased her anxiety to wield her influence for the highest ends.
"George Eliot"
Mathilde Blind
How incalculable she felt the poet's influence to be, and how fain she would have had him wield this influence only for the loftiest ends, is well shown in a beautiful letter, hitherto unpublished, now possessing an added pathos as addressed to one who has but lately departed, at the very time when his rare poetic gifts were beginning to be more widely recognised.
"George Eliot"
Mathilde Blind
A convent parlour might be, and often was, the scene of conversations as interesting and influential as any held in a salon or boudoir; and if Louise de la Fayette did not wield a distinctly political influence, it was rather from choice than from inability.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes

Famous quotes with Wield

  • The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, but in the chance to use power to do great things.
    John Boehner
  • In this culture, where entertainers and athletes wield such power, it seems only right to me that they try to make their influence a good one.
    Pat Boone
  • Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
    R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Well there are those that you wield and those that you join.
    Richard Murdoch
  • Conditions are ripe for triumph. We will win. And we will wield great power here.
    Daniel Ortega

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