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Definition of Handle


  1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.
  2. To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
  3. To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
  4. To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock.
  5. To deal with; to make a business of.
  6. To treat; to use, well or ill.
  7. To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
  8. To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.
  9. To use the hands.
  10. That part of vessels, instruments, etc., which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc.
  11. That of which use is made; the instrument for effecting a purpose; a tool.

Handle Quotations

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
William J. Clinton

I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm 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

Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse.
Regina Brett

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Ronald Reagan

There's a lot of stress out there, and to handle it, you just need to believe in yourself; always go back to the person that you know you are, and don't let anybody tell you any different, because everyone's special and everyone's awesome.
McKayla Maroney
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Handle Translations

handle in Afrikaans is hanteer
handle in Danish is behandle
handle in Dutch is oor, kruk, handvat, hengsel, klink
handle in Finnish is neuvotella
handle in German is Griff, Stiel, verarbeiten, behandeln
handle in Italian is servire, gambo, orecchia
handle in Latin is contrecto
handle in Portuguese is punho
handle in Spanish is tratar, culata, mastil, asa
handle in Swedish is hantera, handha, handskas med, vev, handtag
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