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