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Definition of Wield

Wield

  1. To govern; to rule; to keep, or have in charge; also, to possess.
  2. To direct or regulate by influence or authority; to manage; to control; to sway.
  3. To use with full command or power, as a thing not too heavy for the holder; to manage; to handle; hence, to use or employ; as, to wield a sword; to wield the scepter.

Wield Quotations

It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.
Aung San Suu Kyi

I've spent quality time in the aerospace community, with my service on two presidential commissions, but at heart, I'm an academic. Being an academic means I don't wield power over person, place or thing. I don't command armies; I don't lead labor unions. All I have is the power of thought.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

A key purpose of journalism is to provide an adversarial check on those who wield the greatest power by shining a light on what they do in the dark, and informing the public about those acts.
Glenn Greenwald

The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, but in the chance to use power to do great things.
John Boehner

Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
R. Buckminster Fuller
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Wield Translations

wield in German is handhaben
wield in Swedish is hantera
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