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handle

noun (n)

  • the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: grip, handgrip, hold
    Example:
    He grabbed the hammer by the handle.
    source: wordnet30
  • That part of vessels, instruments, etc., which is held in the hand when used or moved, as the haft of a sword, the knob of a door, the bail of a kettle, etc. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • be in charge of, act on, or dispose of (verb.social)
    Synonym: care, deal, manage
    Example:
    This blender can't handle nuts.
    source: wordnet30
  • interact in a certain way (verb.social)
    Synonym: do by, treat
    Example:
    Handle the press reporters gently.
    source: wordnet30
  • act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression (verb.communication)
    Synonym: address, cover, deal, plow, treat
    source: wordnet30
  • touch, lift, or hold with the hands (verb.contact)
    Synonym: palm
    Example:
    Don't handle the merchandise.
    source: wordnet30
  • handle effectively (verb.contact)
    Synonym: manage, wield
    source: wordnet30
  • show and train (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott.
    source: wordnet30
  • To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To use the hands. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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