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Used to describe someone with influential control over others, not always with literal power. SlideShe wielded enormous influence over the committee's decisions.
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Can apply to intangible things like policies, ideas, or rights that someone can exert control over. SlideThe organization wields the policy to push for change.
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Wielding power can be subtle and may not be openly displayed in a person's actions. SlideDespite his quiet demeanor, he wields considerable authority.