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Synonyms for handle

Synonyms for (noun) handle

Synonyms: handgrip, handle, grip, hold Definition: the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it Usage: he grabbed the hammer by the handle; it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip

Similar words: appendage Definition: a part that is joined to something larger

Synonyms for (verb) handle

Synonyms: cover, deal, address, plow, handle, treat Definition: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression Usage: This book deals with incest; The course covered all of Western Civilization; The new book treats the history of China

Similar words: broach, initiate Definition: bring up a topic for discussion

Synonyms: handle, palm Definition: touch, lift, or hold with the hands Usage: Don't handle the merchandise

Similar words: touch Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband

Synonyms: handle, wield, manage Definition: handle effectively Usage: The burglar wielded an axe; The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

Similar words: manipulate Definition: hold something in one's hands and move it

Synonyms: handle Definition: show and train Usage: The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott

Similar words: manipulate, keep in line, control Definition: control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage Usage: She manipulates her boss; She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up; The teacher knew how to keep the class in line; she keeps in line

Synonyms: deal, handle, manage, care Definition: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of Usage: I can deal with this crew of workers; This blender can't handle nuts; She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

Similar words: command, control Definition: exercise authoritative control or power over Usage: control the budget; Command the military forces

Synonyms: do by, treat, handle Definition: interact in a certain way Usage: Do right by her; Treat him with caution, please; Handle the press reporters gently

Similar words: interact Definition: act together or towards others or with others Usage: He should interact more with his colleagues