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1. wield

verb. ['ˈwiːld'] have and exercise.

Synonyms

  • maintain
  • have
  • exert
  • hold

Antonyms

  • disorganize
  • refrain
  • fail
  • defeat

Etymology

  • wieldan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Wield

  • unconcealed
  • satterfield
  • congealed
  • concealed
  • unsealed
  • revealed
  • resealed
  • repealed
  • highyield
  • cofield
  • wheeled
  • appealed
  • afield
  • yield
  • weild
  • shield
  • sealed
  • schield
  • reeled
  • peeled
  • nield
  • neild
  • neeld
  • heeled
  • healed
  • heald
  • field
  • feild

How do you pronounce wield?

Pronounce wield as wild.

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Sentences with wield


1. Verb, base form
One must be considered a thought leader to wield expert power.

2.
Verb, non-3rd person singular present
But they
wield** power in different ways, often with deadly consequences.

Quotes about wield


1. Isn't it funny.I'm enjoying my hatred so much more than i ever enjoyed love. Love is temperamental. Tiring. It makes demands. Love uses you, changes its mind. But hatred, now, that's something you can use. Sculpt. Wield. It's hard, or soft, however you need it. Love humiliates you, but Hatred cradles you.
- Janet Fitch, White Oleander

2. Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of kids. They outnumber kids. They vote. They wield resources. That's why my public focus is primarily adults.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

3. We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost.
- Barack Obama

2. wield

verb. ['ˈwiːld'] handle effectively.

Synonyms

  • swing
  • manage
  • sweep
  • swing out
  • pump
  • ply
  • handle

Antonyms

  • stay
  • inactivity
  • inactiveness
  • inaction

Etymology

  • wieldan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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