Translation of wield in Spanish:

wield

Pronunciation: /wiːld/

vt

  • 1.1 (handle, use) [sword] blandir, empuñar I taught him how to wield a knife and fork le enseñé a usar or manejar los cubiertos
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (exert) [power/authority] ejercer*
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    • 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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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.