|1.||[ verb ] be in charge of, act on, or dispose of|
|Synonyms:||manage care deal|
"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
|Related terms:||control process conduct administer take_care direct organize come_to_grips coordinate touch dispose_of mismanage work juggle management handler|
|2.||[ verb ] interact in a certain way|
"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"
|Related terms:||interact ignore use mock mistreat pamper gloss_over wrong do_justice ride_roughshod handle_with_kid_gloves criminalize rough-house upstage strong-arm brutalize nurse cover treat|
|3.||[ verb ] deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression|
|Synonyms:||deal cover treat plow work address|
"This book deals with incest" "The course covered all of Western Civilization" "The new book treats the history of China"
|Related terms:||broach discourse spiel theologise treat embrace discussion|
|4.||[ noun ] the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it|
|Synonyms:||grip hold handgrip|
"he grabbed the hammer by the handle" "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
|Related terms:||appendage stock stock knob hilt crop pommel hoe_handle ax_handle rake_handle broomstick haft pommel mop_handle panhandle brush baggage baseball_bat briefcase hand_tool coffee_cup umbrella faucet handcart handlebar coffeepot racket saucepan edge_tool frying_pan cutlery carpet_beater teacup watering_can handbarrow spatula cheese_cutter carrycot aspergill handset mug ladle cricket_bat shank grip|
|5.||[ verb ] touch, lift, or hold with the hands|
|Related terms:||touch manipulate field fumble manhandle|
|6.||[ verb ] handle effectively|
"The burglar wielded an axe"
|Related terms:||manipulate swing pump ply|
|7.||[ verb ] show and train|
"The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
|Related terms:||manipulate animal_trainer|
|8.||[ verb ] touch, lift, or hold with the hands|
"Don't handle the merchandise"
|Related terms:||touch manipulate field fumble manhandle handling palm touch|