Definition of Manage

1. Verb. Be successful; achieve a goal. "The pianist negociated the difficult runs"

2. Verb. Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of. "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

3. Verb. Come to terms with. "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

4. Verb. Watch and direct. "Who is overseeing this project?"

5. Verb. Achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods.
Exact synonyms: Finagle, Wangle
Generic synonyms: Accomplish, Achieve, Attain, Reach
Derivative terms: Finagler, Wangle, Wangler, Wangling

6. Verb. Carry on or function. "We could do with a little more help around here"
Exact synonyms: Do

7. Verb. Handle effectively. "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"
Exact synonyms: Handle, Wield
Generic synonyms: Manipulate
Specialized synonyms: Ply, Pump, Sweep, Swing, Swing Out

Definition of Manage

1. n. The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See Manege.

2. v. t. To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle.

3. v. i. To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer.

Definition of Manage

1. Verb. (transitive) To direct or be in charge of. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To handle or control (a situation, job). ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To handle wth skill, wield (a tool, weapon etc.). ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To succeed at an attempt ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To achieve without fuss, or without outside help. ¹

6. Noun. (rare) The act of managing or controlling something. ¹

7. Noun. (context: horseriding) Manège. ¹

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Definition of Manage

1. to control or direct [v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manage

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Literary usage of Manage

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"235, 236 ;) and where a guardian, after his ward attains full age, continues to manage the property at the request of the ward, and before the accounts of ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Unless they can be induced to do so, the shipping interests of the country must flag and decline. Those who are willing to manage and ..."

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