Synonyms of 'handle'
the part of an object that is held or operated in order that it may be usedThe handle of a cricket bat protruded from under his arm.
to manage successfullyI don't know if I can handle the job.
to have responsibility forShe handled travel arrangements for the press corps.
to hold, move, operate, or touch with the handsOne report said the aircraft would become difficult to handle.
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
You should not let other people control you.
Her daughter couldn't manage the horse.
She will direct day-to-day operations.
Until his death he owned and operated a huge company.
She guided the plane down the runway and took off.
Officials used loud-hailers to call for calm.
What is it like to steer a ship of this size?
He's a very difficult character. He manipulates people.
She was unable, for once, to manipulate events.
We attempted to manoeuvre the canoe closer to him.
She appeared at the door, wielding a new walking stick.
to hold, move, operate, or touch with the handsBe careful when handling young animals.
to trade or deal in (specified merchandise)He was charged with handling stolen electrical goods.
to discuss (a subject)I think we should handle the story very sensitively.
See fly off the handle
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in the sense of administer
to manage (an organization or estate)Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
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