Meaning of “wield” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “wield” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wield" in American English

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wieldverb [ T ]

us /wild/

to have or use power, authority, or influence, or to hold and use a weapon:

Under the new city charter, the mayor wields most of the power.

(Definition of “wield” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)