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Meaning of wield

wield

Pronunciation: (wēld), [key]
— v.t.
  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. to guide or direct.
  4. to govern; manage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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