Translation of "wield" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /wiːld/ us

to hold a weapon or tool and look as if you are going to use it

She was confronted by a man wielding a knife.
wield influence, power, etc.

to have a lot of influence or power over other people

ejercer influencia, poder etc.
He still wields enormous influence in politics.

(Translation of “wield” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /wiːld/

to use

He can certainly wield an axe.

to have and use

He was a wise ruler who wielded his authority carefully.

(Translation of “wield” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)