Definition of 'wield'
Example sentences containing 'wield'
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Because the fat cats are still trying to wield what power they have left. Computing (2010)They knew that he wielded considerable power over the membership. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsSometimes the hyperbole gets out of proportion in terms of the influence they can wield. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Having the chance to wield power tools is very important on holiday. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The suspect was pictured wielding a knife in a photograph taken by a bystander. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Such political power as they wielded was dispersed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She rightly caged for life the monster who wielded the knife. The Sun (2006)Questions remain over who will wield power in both countries. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It has led also to questions about the power wielded by players. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The company that controls that portal wields significant power to direct users on to its own products and services. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Senior bank executives will hardly welcome such a reduction in the powers that they wield within their own empires. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The effects are that few habitable parts of our planet have the same landscape now as before man wielded the knife. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)But it could wield a knife. Times, Sunday Times (2007)On the face of it, this is an unlikely film to wield such influence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It requires men to work in tiny spaces, lugging boulders and wielding power tools. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Mostly, he has wielded that influence discreetly. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was now in a position to wield considerable influence within Twickenham. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And yet still, the influence that he wields on the high street and beyond is staggering. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a lot easier when a teacher is standing over you wielding a sharp knife. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She was seen hauling bricks and bags of cement from the vehicle, as well as wielding heavy tools and equipment. The Sun (2006)A student able to write about the poem in this style would be well on the way to wielding the tools of the trade. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Most of the patients were men of fighting age, but many were old - far too old to wield weapons. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. wield is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'wield'
British English: wield VERB
If you wield a weapon, tool, or piece of equipment, you carry and use it.
I even learned how to wield a sword.
Definition of wield from the Collins English Dictionary
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