Textual thesaurus for "handle"

(noun) handgrip, grip, hold

the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

he grabbed the hammer by the handle; it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip

(verb) cover, deal, address, plow, treat

act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

This book deals with incest; The course covered all of Western Civilization; The new book treats the history of China

(verb) palm

touch, lift, or hold with the hands

Don't handle the merchandise

(verb) wield, manage

handle effectively

The burglar wielded an axe; The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

(verb) deal, manage, care

be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

I can deal with this crew of workers; This blender can't handle nuts; She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

(verb) do by, treat

interact in a certain way

Do right by her; Treat him with caution, please; Handle the press reporters gently