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Another word for handle

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Verb
  1. To bring the hands or fingers, for example, into contact with so as to give or receive a physical sensation

      1. To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel:
      2. To bring something into light contact with:
      3. To bring (one thing) into light contact with something else:
      1. To examine or explore by touching (an organ or area of the body), usually as a diagnostic aid.
      1. any of the five jointed parts projecting from the palm of the hand; esp., any of these other than the thumb
      2. the part of a glove that covers one of these parts
      3. anything resembling a finger in shape or use; specif., a short strip of chicken, fish, etc., breaded and deep-fried
      1. To perceive through the sense of touch:
      2. To perceive as a physical sensation:
      3. To touch:
    See also:

    touch

  2. To use with or as if with the hands

      1. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
      2. To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively.
      1. To join together, as by molding or twisting.
      2. To double over (cloth, for example).
      3. A layer, as of doubled-over cloth or of paperboard.
      1. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner:
      2. To influence or manage shrewdly or deviously:
      3. To tamper with or falsify for personal gain:
  3. To behave in a specified way toward

    See also:

    treat well

  4. To offer for sale

      1. To offer for sale, especially by peddling.
      2. To supply (a product or service) to a business for a fee.
      3. To engage in selling.
      1. The business of buying and selling commodities, products, or services; commerce.
      2. A branch or kind of business:
      3. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
      1. To exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent:
      2. To offer or have available for sale:
      3. To give up or surrender in exchange for a price or reward:
      1. The sale of goods or commodities in small quantities directly to consumers.
      2. Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods or commodities at retail.
      3. In retail quantities.
      1. To travel about selling (wares):
      2. To engage in the illicit sale of (narcotics).
      3. To seek to disseminate; give out:
      1. One whose occupation is the wholesale purchase and retail sale of goods for profit.
      2. One who runs a retail business; a shopkeeper.
      3. Of or relating to merchants, merchandise, or commercial trade:
      1. Goods bought and sold in business; commercial wares.
      2. To buy and sell (goods).
      3. To promote the sale of, as by advertising or display:
      1. A public gathering held for buying and selling goods or services:
      2. An open space or a building where goods or services are offered for sale by multiple sellers:
      3. A store or shop that sells agricultural produce:
      1. To give out in shares or portions; apportion:
      2. To distribute (playing cards) among players.
      3. To give (a specific card) to a player while so distributing.
Noun
  1. The word or words by which one is called and identified

      1. A personal name or nickname.
      1. An identifying name given to a book, play, film, musical composition, or other work.
      2. A general or descriptive heading, as of a book chapter.
      3. A written work that is published or about to be published:
      1. A strip of leather, paper, metal, or plastic attached to something or hung from a wearer's neck to identify, classify, or label:
      2. The plastic or metal tip at the end of a shoelace.
      3. The contrastingly colored tip of an animal's tail.
      1. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
      2. The combination of distinctive features of literary or artistic expression, execution, or performance characterizing a particular person, group, school, or era.
      3. Sort; type:
      1. A descriptive name added to or replacing the actual name of a person, place, or thing.
      2. A familiar or shortened form of a proper name.
      3. To give a nickname to.
      1. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
      2. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly:
      3. Representation or repute, as opposed to reality:
      1. A term used to characterize a person or thing, such as rosy-fingered in rosy-fingered dawn or the Great in Catherine the Great.
      2. A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person, such as The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln.
      3. A disparaging or abusive word or phrase.
      1. The act of designating; a marking or pointing out.
      2. Nomination or appointment.
      3. A distinguishing name or title.
      1. A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name, usually organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.
      2. One of a series of kinds, values, or sizes, as in a system of currency or weights:
      3. A name or designation, especially for a class or group.
      1. A family name; a surname.
      2. The third and usually last name of a citizen of ancient Rome, as Caesar in Gaius Julius Caesar.
      3. A name, especially a descriptive nickname or epithet acquired through usage over a period of time.
      1. Of or relating to the assignment of names.
      2. Of or relating to a common noun.
      3. A name or descriptive epithet.
      1. A name, title, or designation.
      2. A protected name under which a wine may be sold, indicating that the grapes used are of a specific kind from a specific district.
      3. The act of naming.

Another word for handle

Noun
  1. A holder

      1. An upper limb of the human body, connecting the hand and wrist to the shoulder.
      2. A part similar to a human arm, such as the forelimb of an animal or a long part projecting from a central support in a machine.
      3. Something, such as a sleeve on a garment or a support on a chair, that is designed to cover or support the human arm.
      1. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
      2. The pressure or strength of such a grasp:
      3. A manner of grasping and holding:
      1. The main ascending part of a plant; a stalk or trunk.
      2. A slender stalk supporting or connecting another plant part, such as a leaf or flower.
      3. A banana stalk bearing several bunches of bananas.
      1. A rounded protuberance.
      2. A rounded handle, as on a drawer or door.
      3. A rounded control switch or dial.
      1. Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that person's appearance for trial.
      2. Release from imprisonment provided by the payment of such money.
      3. A person who provides this security.
      1. A handle or hilt, especially the handle of a tool or weapon.
      2. To fit into or equip with a hilt or handle.
      1. A hinged fixture, such as a metal ring or bar, used for knocking on a door.
      2. A woman's breasts.
      3. A goblin or dwarf said to live under the earth and direct miners to ore by knocking.
      1. A device for transmitting rotary motion, consisting of a handle or arm attached at right angles to a shaft.
      2. A clever turn of speech; a verbal conceit:
      3. A peculiar or eccentric idea or action.
      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
      1. The vertebrate organ of hearing, responsible for maintaining equilibrium as well as sensing sound and divided in mammals into the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.
      2. The part of this organ that is externally visible.
      3. An invertebrate organ analogous to the mammalian ear.
      1. The handle of a weapon or tool.
      1. A grip of or by the hand.
      2. Something that one can hold onto for support.
    See also:

    holder

  2. *A title

Verb
  1. To deal in

    See also:

    sell

  2. To touch

      1. To observe carefully or critically; inspect:
      2. To study or analyze:
      3. To test or check the condition or health of:
      1. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee. A piece of paper that is a negotiable instrument drawn on a bank and payable on demand to the person identified as the payee.
      1. any of the five jointed parts projecting from the palm of the hand; esp., any of these other than the thumb
      2. the part of a glove that covers one of these parts
      3. anything resembling a finger in shape or use; specif., a short strip of chicken, fish, etc., breaded and deep-fried
  3. To direct

  4. To operate

      1. To join together, as by molding or twisting.
      2. To double over (cloth, for example).
      3. A layer, as of doubled-over cloth or of paperboard.
      1. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
      2. To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively.
      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner:
      2. To influence or manage shrewdly or deviously:
      3. To tamper with or falsify for personal gain:
    See also:

    manage

Synonym Study

  • Ply suggests great diligence in operating to ply an oar, to ply one's trade
  • Wield implies skill and control in handling effectively to wield an ax, to wield influence
  • Manipulate suggests skill, dexterity, or craftiness in handling to manipulate a machine or an account
  • Handle implies the possession of sufficient (or a specified degree of) skill in managing or operating with or as with the hands to handle a tool or a problem