Hello, would you mind telling me the meaning of the word wield ?
Also, can you give me one sentence please?
- P.J.Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
wield /wild/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [weeld]
–verb (used with object) 1. to exercise (power, authority, influence, etc.), as in ruling or dominating.
2. to use (a weapon, instrument, etc.) effectively; handle or employ actively.
3. Archaic. to guide or direct.
4. Archaic. to govern; manage
He could wield the sword with great dexterity.
He wielded such power in the courtroom.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
* Pronunciation: \ˈwēld\
* Function: transitive verb
* Etymology: Middle English welden to control, from Old English wieldan; akin to Old High German waltan to rule, Latin valēre to be strong, be worth
* Date: before 12th century
1 chiefly dialect : to deal successfully with : manage
2 : to handle (as a tool) especially effectively <wield a broom>
3 a : to exert one's authority by means of <wield influence> b : have at one's command or disposal <did not wield appropriate credentials — G. W. Bonham>
— wield·er nounSource(s): dictionary