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1. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] be in charge of, act on, or dispose of.

Synonyms

  • mismanage
  • come to grips
  • misconduct
  • touch
  • conduct
  • care
  • coordinate
  • take care
  • organize
  • mind
  • work
  • process
  • organise
  • command
  • deal
  • mishandle
  • administer
  • direct
  • administrate
  • juggle
  • dispose of
  • manage
  • get to grips
  • carry on

Antonyms

  • disorganize
  • starve
  • bore
  • disunion

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Handle

  • vanhandel
  • scandal
  • krandall
  • crandell
  • crandall
  • brandle
  • brandl
  • brandel
  • yandle
  • yandell
  • vandal
  • sandal
  • randol
  • randle
  • randel
  • randall
  • randal
  • mandle
  • mandl
  • mandell
  • mandel
  • kandel
  • handel
  • fandel
  • candle
  • bandel
  • andel
  • andal

How do you pronounce handle?

Pronounce handle as ˈhændəl.

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Example sentences of the word handle


1. Noun, singular or mass
Add 6 inches of gravel with a shovel around the post and tamp it down with the shovel handle.

2. Adjective
Sometimes the internals can leak, making the handle leak and drip around the outside casing.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You should also wash your hands after you handle raw eggs or meat.

4.
Verb, base form
Even a diminutive living room can
handle** a jolt of pink.

Quotes containing the word handle


1. I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

3. I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Anonymous

2. handle-bars

noun. a large bushy moustache (with hair growing sometimes down the sides of the mouth).

Synonyms

  • mustache
  • mustachio
  • moustachio

3. knife-handle

noun. marine clam having a long narrow curved thin shell.

Synonyms

  • Ensis
  • jackknife clam
  • razor clam
  • genus Ensis

4. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] interact in a certain way.

Synonyms

  • cocker
  • mistreat
  • abuse
  • mock
  • skimp over
  • indulge
  • ignore
  • interact
  • gloss over
  • step
  • address
  • slur over
  • cover
  • criminalize
  • do by
  • brutalise
  • ill-use
  • deal
  • pamper
  • wrong
  • treat
  • bemock
  • ride roughshod
  • skate over
  • ill-treat
  • brutalize
  • nurse
  • snub
  • coddle
  • spoil
  • strong-arm
  • run roughshod
  • smooth over
  • cut
  • rough-house
  • cosset
  • handle with kid gloves
  • maltreat
  • upstage
  • plow
  • baby
  • mollycoddle
  • disregard
  • featherbed

Antonyms

  • noncomprehensive
  • man
  • push
  • genuine

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. handle

noun. ['ˈhændəl'] the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it.

Synonyms

  • ladle
  • stock
  • racket
  • aspergill
  • handgrip
  • briefcase
  • knob
  • cutlery
  • frypan
  • spatula
  • appendage
  • gunstock
  • cheese cutter
  • frying pan
  • ax handle
  • broom handle
  • aspersorium
  • skillet
  • saddlebow
  • luggage
  • handlebar
  • handset
  • racquet
  • handbarrow
  • stem
  • broomstick
  • teacup
  • mop handle
  • watering pot
  • hold
  • rake handle
  • lumber
  • bat
  • hand tool
  • brush
  • crop
  • hoe handle
  • edge tool
  • baseball bat
  • hilt
  • grip
  • umbrella
  • watering can
  • pommel
  • spigot
  • cricket bat
  • axe handle
  • saucepan
  • baggage
  • handcart
  • French telephone
  • rug beater
  • coffeepot
  • carrycot
  • cart
  • carpet beater
  • eating utensil
  • faucet
  • mug
  • pushcart
  • panhandle
  • haft
  • go-cart
  • helve
  • shank

Antonyms

  • overstock
  • understock
  • irregular
  • disrepute

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression.

Synonyms

  • treat
  • talk about
  • address
  • cover
  • discuss
  • encompass
  • theologise
  • do by
  • comprehend
  • plow
  • embrace
  • deal
  • initiate
  • discourse
  • broach

Antonyms

  • rear
  • derestrict
  • deny
  • enable

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] touch, lift, or hold with the hands.

Synonyms

  • manhandle
  • field
  • fumble
  • palm
  • touch

Antonyms

  • lose
  • discontinue
  • let go of
  • defy

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] handle effectively.

Synonyms

  • swing
  • manage
  • sweep
  • swing out
  • wield
  • pump
  • ply

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • start
  • let
  • uncover

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. handle

verb. ['ˈhændəl'] show and train.

Synonyms

  • keep in line
  • control

Antonyms

  • fauna
  • stand still
  • dirty

Etymology

  • handel (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • handlian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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