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handle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of handle

  1. 1 a part by which an implement is held was given a set a steak knives with wooden handles Synonyms of handle grip, haft, handgrip, helve Words Related to handle bar, handlebar; bail, bow, loop; hilt, shaft; crop, whipstock; broomstick

  2. 2 a word or combination of words by which a person or thing is regularly known likes to go by the handle “Champ” Synonyms of handle appellation, appellative, cognomen, compellation, denomination, denotation, designation, name, moniker (also monicker), nomenclature, titleWords Related to handle baptismal name, Christian name, first name, forename, given name; family name, maiden name, middle name, surname; matronymic, patronymic; byname, diminutive, epithet, hypocorism, nickname, sobriquet (also soubriquet); banner, rubric, tag; alias, cryptonym, nom de guerre, nom de plume, pen name, pseudonym; binomial, monomial; trivial name, vernacular; misnomer; brand name, label, trademark, trade name

  3. 3 a descriptive or familiar name given instead of or in addition to the one belonging to an individual since it seemed decreed that every new firefighter have a handle, his was soon “Hulk” Synonyms of handle alias, byname, cognomen, epithet, nickname, moniker (also monicker), sobriquet (also soubriquet), surnameWords Related to handle appellation, denomination, denotation, designation, label, tag, title; anonym, nom de guerre, nom de plume, pen name, pseudonym


handle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of handle

  1. 1 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently as host of a live TV talk show, she must handle any situation that comes up Synonyms of handle address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), hack, manage, maneuver, manipulate, negotiate, play, swing, take, treat Words Related to handle engineer, finesse, jockey; bring off, carry off, carry out, get off, pull; command, direct, guide, steer; control, micromanage, regulate, run; react (to), respond (to) Phrases come to grips with, have a grip on Near Antonyms of handle botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp

  2. 2 to behave toward in a stated way handles all requests professionally, even when customers are rude Synonyms of handle act (toward), be (to), deal (with), treat, serve, useWords Related to handle consider, esteem, rate, reckon, regard, view; engage (with), react (to), respond (to)

  3. 3 to control the mechanical operation of learned how to handle basic woodworking power tools Synonyms of handle operate, run, workWords Related to handle use; maneuver, manipulate, ply, wield; command, control, direct, drive, guide, pilot, steer

  4. 4 to look after and make decisions about she takes care of the flower beds, and he handles all the lawn care Synonyms of handle administer, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, conduct, keep, manage, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tendWords Related to handle care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage

  5. 5 to put up with (something painful or difficult) I can't handle much more of this foul weather Synonyms of handle abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, bear, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, sustain, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Words Related to handle allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms of handle decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)

  6. 6 to be in charge of I'll be handling the team's workouts while the leader is on vacation Synonyms of handle captain, boss, head, overlook, oversee, quarterback, superintend, superviseWords Related to handle administer, command, control, direct, guide, manage, order, run, shepherd, show, steer; monitor, preside (over); govern, reign, rule


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