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wield

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Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.
George Bernard Shaw
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English

Etymology

From Old English wealdan, from Germanic *walt-. Cognate with German walten, Swedish vålla.

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Verb

Infinitive
to wield

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wield (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (obsolete) To command; to possess or own.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To control, to guide or manage.
  3. To handle with skill and ease, especially of a weapon or tool.
  4. To exercise (authority or influence) effectively.

Scots

Etymology

From Old English wealdan, from Germanic *walt-. Cognate with German walten, Swedish vålla.

Pronunciation

Verb

wield

  1. To control, to guide or manage.

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