Synonyms of wield in English:

wield


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verb

1‘one of our assailants was wielding a sword’

SYNONYMS
brandish, flourish, wave, twirl, display, flaunt, hold aloft, show off, swing, shake
use, put to use, employ, handle, ply, manipulate, operate

2‘he had wielded power since the coup in 1972’

SYNONYMS
exercise, exert, be possessed of, have, have at one's disposal, hold, maintain, command, control, manage, be in charge of