wield authority


wield authority
index govern, handle (manage), manage, preside

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  • wield authority — Synonyms and related words: administer, administrate, be master, captain, carry authority, chair, command, control, crack the whip, direct, discipline, dominate, govern, have clout, have power, have the power, have the right, have the say, head,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Authority — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Authority >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 authority authority Sgm: N 1 influence influence patronage power preponderance credit prestige prerogative jurisdiction Sgm: N 1 right right …   English dictionary for students

  • authority — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. expert, pundit, know it all (inf.), maven (inf.). See skill, knowledge, authority. II Right to govern Nouns 1. (supremacy) authority, power, right, jurisdiction, title, prerogative; …   English dictionary for students

  • Wield — Wield, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wielded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wielding}.] [OE. welden to govern, to have power over, to possess, AS. geweldan, gewyldan, from wealdan; akin to OS. waldan, OFries. walda, G. walten, OHG. waltan, Icel. valda, Sw. v[*a]lla… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wield — [wi:ld] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: wieldan] 1.) wield power/influence/authority etc to have a lot of power or influence, and to use it ▪ The Church wields immense power in Ireland. 2.) to hold a weapon or tool that you are going to use ▪ She… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • authority — n. control power 1) to assume; delegate; demonstrate, show; establish; exercise, wield; invoke authority 2) to defy; deny, reject; undermine authority 3) absolute, complete, full, supreme, unquestioned; parental authority 4) authority for; over… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • authority — noun 1 (often authorities) people with responsibility for making decisions ADJECTIVE ▪ central, district, federal, local, municipal, regional ▪ government, pu …   Collocations dictionary

  • wield — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English welden to control, from Old English wieldan; akin to Old High German waltan to rule, Latin valēre to be strong, be worth Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly dialect to deal successfully with ; manage 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wield — verb Wield is used with these nouns as the object: ↑authority, ↑axe, ↑bat, ↑brush, ↑clout, ↑gun, ↑hammer, ↑influence, ↑knife, ↑pen, ↑power, ↑spear, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • wield — verb (T) 1 wield power/influence/authority etc to have a lot of power or influence, and be ready to use it: The Church wields immense power in Ireland. 2 to hold a weapon or tool that you are going to use: She had her car windows smashed by a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English