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wield

wield(
wild
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to hold and use)
a. blandir (weapon)
A crowd of villagers descended on us, wielding axes and sticks.Una multitud de vecinos se lanzó sobre nosotros blandiendo hachas y palos.
b. empuñar (weapon)
The boy had been taught how to wield a sword from an early age.Al niño lo habían adiestrado desde pequeño para empuñar una espada.
c. manejar (pen, hammer, fork)
He achieved more by wielding a pen than many warriors on the battlefield.Manejando la pluma logró más que muchos guerreros en el campo de batalla.
2. (to exert)
a. ejercer
I think it is dangerous to allow one person to wield so much power.Yo creo que es peligroso permitir que una sola persona ejerza tanto poder.
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wield
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sword)
a. blandir, empuñar
2. (pen)
a. manejar
3. (power, influence)
a. ejercer
wield [wiːld]
transitive verb
[+sword, axe, pen] manejar; [+power, influence] ejercer;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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