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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 ​citycharter, the ​mayor wields most of the ​power.
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wieldverb [T]

uk   us   /wiːld/
C2 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. C2 to have a lot of ​influence or ​power over other ​people: He still wields ​enormousinfluence in ​politics.
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