Pronunciation: (wēld), [key]
1. to exercise (power, authority, influence, etc.), as in ruling or dominating.
2. to use (a weapon, instrument, etc.) effectively; handle or employ actively.
3. Archaic.to guide or direct.
4. Archaic.to govern; manage.
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