Variant of wield
- to handle and use (a tool or weapon), esp. with skill and control
- to exercise (power, influence, etc.)
- Obsolete to govern or rule
Origin: ME welden, blend of OE wealdan & wieldan, with form < the latter: akin to Ger walten < IE base *wal-, to be strong > L valere, to be strong
- wielder noun
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