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Definition of 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

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

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

Conditions are ripe for triumph. We will win. And we will wield great power here.
Daniel Ortega

If we were handling a bomb which could go off at any minute as a result of our actions, we would mind ourselves and be delicate. Our words have the same power, yet we wield them around as though they were powerless and insignificant.
Yehuda Berg
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Wield Translations

wield in German is handhaben
wield in Swedish is hantera
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