Translation of wield in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (handle, use) [sword] blandir, empuñar I taught him how to wield a knife and fork le enseñé a usar or manejar los cubiertosExample sentences1.2 (exert) [power/authority] ejercer*
- Security guards were robbed at gunpoint by raiders wielding a sawn-off shotgun and a pistol.
- He ran across the battle field, wielding no weapon except for a small knife.
- Here and there lay the bodies of a few raiders, killed by desperate farmers wielding crude weapons.
- The Royal Company of Archers is a group of mostly elderly men who dress up for ceremonial events, but they also wield power and influence.
- As a leading shareholder, he wields power and influence himself, and has not been afraid to use it.
- Was that Cabinet minister under a misapprehension or do you actually wield power or influence?
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