wield influence

wield influence
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • influence — I n. 1) to exert influence on 2) to use one s influence 3) to wield influence 4) to bring influence to bear 5) to flaunt one s influence 6) (colloq.) to peddle influence 7) to consolidate, strengthen one s influence 8) to counteract, curb,… …   Combinatory 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 — 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

  • wield — [ wild ] verb transitive 1. ) to hold a weapon or tool and use it: According to witnesses, Ellis entered the bank wielding a shotgun. 2. ) to have and be able to use power or influence: Multinational companies wield enormous financial and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wield — ► VERB 1) hold and use (a weapon or tool). 2) have and be able to use (power or influence). DERIVATIVES wielder noun. ORIGIN Old English, «govern, subdue, direct» …   English terms dictionary

  • wield — [wēld] vt. [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] 1. to handle and use (a tool or weapon), esp. with skill and control 2. to exercise …   English World dictionary

  • influence — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 effect sb/sth has; power to control sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, enormous, great, marked, significant, substantial, tremendous ▪ …   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

  • wield — UK [wiːld] / US [wɪld] verb [transitive] Word forms wield : present tense I/you/we/they wield he/she/it wields present participle wielding past tense wielded past participle wielded 1) to have and be able to use power or influence The… …   English dictionary


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