Handle vs. Handel

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Webster Dictionary
  • Handle (noun)

    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"

  • Handle (verb)

    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"

  • Handle (verb)

    interact in a certain way;

    "Do right by her"

    "Treat him with caution, please"

    "Handle the press reporters gently"

  • Handle (verb)

    deal with 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"

  • Handle (verb)

    touch, lift, or hold with the hands;

    "Don't handle the merchandise"

  • Handle (verb)

    handle effectively;

    "The burglar wielded an axe"

  • Handle (verb)

    show and train;

    "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"

  • Handel (noun)

    a prolific German baroque composer remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)

  • Handel (noun)

    the music of Handel

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