Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun handling

3 senses of handling

Sense 1
handling -- (manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something)
       => manual labor, manual labour -- (labor done with the hands)

Sense 2
handling, manipulation -- (the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means)
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Sense 3
treatment, handling -- (the management of someone or something; "the handling of prisoners"; "the treatment of water sewage"; "the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system")
       => management, direction -- (the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb handle

6 senses of handle

Sense 1
manage, deal, care, handle -- (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")
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 2
treat, handle, do by -- (interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently")
       => interact -- (act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues")

Sense 3
cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address -- (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")
       => broach, initiate -- (bring up a topic for discussion)

Sense 4
handle, palm -- (touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 5
wield, handle, manage -- (handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well")
       => manipulate -- (hold something in one's hands and move it)

Sense 6
handle -- (show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott")
       => manipulate, keep in line, control -- (control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage; "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")

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