verb (used with object)
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Origin of wield
OTHER WORDS FROM wieldwield·a·ble, adjectivewielder, nounun·wield·a·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wieldweald, wield
Example sentences from the Web for wield
Hartogsohn’s work is more philosophical than neurological, but the people wielding the fMRI machines could devise ways to investigate his ideas.
He proposed wielding a more severe tool — government-ordered shutdowns of schools, businesses and other public gathering places in nine Zip codes.New York’s block-by-block lockdowns are curbing covid-19. But residents aren’t pleased.|Ben Guarino|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
It requires participation by LGBTQ leaders in the redistricting process in the states, which draw boundaries that shape representation and how advocates might wield influence for the next decade.
As a result, Hmong American voters are an underappreciated political powerhouse who have long shaped elections in Minnesota and Wisconsin and could now wield influence on a national scale.The history of Hmong Americans explains why they might decide the election|Melissa Borja|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Orphaned and penniless, Rye and Gig are trudging along with thousands of other men — just a sliver of “the cold millions” — who are repeatedly lured into dangerous jobs, swindled out of their wages and then driven off by club-wielding thugs.
They now claim that Amanda actually wielded the knife and struck the deadly blow, increasing her sentence to 28-and-a-half years.
At its height in the 1920s, Terry noted, the Klan wielded real political influence, boasting a membership upwards of four million.The Klan’s Call to Violence in Ferguson Blows the Lid Off Its Hypocritical Rebrand|Caitlin Dickson|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet such rankings vastly underestimate the power now being wielded by the San Francisco region.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay|Joel Kotkin|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They wielded baseball bats and knives, yelling “Jews, Jews, Jews” as they carried out the attacks.
Ah yes, the threat wielded against the deliberately childless since time immemorial: Conform or you will regret it!
Even the sword he wielded gave him little confidence opposed to Garnache with a chair.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
But he was a man of marked executive ability, and when occasion demanded he wielded a facile and ready pen.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
He wielded great political influence in Virginia, his native state.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
There was an extra paddle, which Arthur wielded after a fashion, and it did not take long to come within sight of the narrows.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
“Guess we must be getting good and black, Bob,” said the boy who wielded the stern paddle to the other in the bow.The Rival Campers Afloat|Ruel Perley Smith