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English definition of “wield”

wield

verb [T]     /wiːld/
to hold a weapon or tool and look as if you are going to use it: They were confronted by a man wielding a knife .Using and misusingShaking, swinging and vibrating
wield influence/power, etc to have a lot of influence or power over other people Controlling and being in charge
(Definition of wield verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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