[ US /ˈwiɫd/ ]
[ UK /wˈiːld/ ]
  1. handle effectively
    The burglar wielded an axe
    The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well
  2. have and exercise
    wield power and authority
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How To Use wield In A Sentence

  • MacFadzean plays Richie Excellent, the young funster who wields unearned celebrity.
  • Wielding his blade like a master painter, his palette holds only one colour, and that is crimson.
  • Cleland was occupied with his visual recorder, surveyor, gravitometer, and whatever else he could wield in the saddle, or simply with gazing around. Starfarers
  • Syngenta, which competes with companies such as U.S.-based Monsanto and Dupont Co., is one of the world's largest agrochemicals companies in terms of sales, wielding a market share of some 15%, which it wants to broaden by another 2% over the next five years. Syngenta Sales Soar
  • Myanmar officials have repeatedly asked for more help from the IMF to help the government simplify the country's unwieldy foreign-exchange regime, which involves multiple exchange rates—including an official rate of about six Myanmar kyat per dollar, compared with a street rate of about 800 per dollar. Clinton Encourages Myanmar
  • During his evidence Akhtar denied hitting anyone or wielding any weapons himself.
  • If that's not going to be the case, with the super-structure of the EU so wieldy and its policy-making machinery a barrier to future economic efficiency, then its leaders and citizens have a problem. Europe is Acting as Though it Wants to be Left Behind
  • He still wields enormous influence within the party.
  • The politicians in them wanted to genuflect to democracy, open debate and all the new citizen journalists who seem to wield so much influence these days.
  • Rather, he is to function as an imperial proconsul, wielding unfettered power over a militarily occupied country.
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