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Synonyms of handle

Noun


1. handle, grip, handgrip, hold, appendage

usage: the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

Verb


1. manage, deal, care, handle, control, command

usage: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

2. treat, handle, do by, interact

usage: interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"

3. cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address, broach, initiate

usage: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"

4. handle, palm, touch

usage: touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise"

5. wield, handle, manage, manipulate

usage: handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"

6. handle, manipulate, keep in line, control

usage: show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"

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