Definitions for: Manage


[v] 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"
[v] watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?"
[v] be successful; achieve a goal; "She succeeded in persuading us all"; "I managed to carry the box upstairs"; "She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it"; "The pianist negociated the difficult runs"
[v] carry on or manage; "We could do with a little more help around here"
[v] achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
[v] come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"



Webster (1913) Definition: Man"age, n. [F. man[`e]ge, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare
to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by
F. m['e]nage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion.
See Manual, and cf. Manege.]
The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse;
management; administration. See Manege. [Obs.]

Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions,
embrace more than they can hold. --Bacon.

Down, down I come; like glistering Pha["e]thon

Wanting the manage of unruly jades. --Shak.

The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl. --Shak.

Note: This word, in its limited sense of management of a
horse, has been displaced by manege; in its more
general meaning, by management.


Man"age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Managed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Managing.] [From Manage, n.]
1. To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide;
to administer; to treat; to handle.

Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily
managed. --Sir I.
Newton.

What wars Imanage, and what wreaths I gain. --Prior.

2. Hence: Esp., to guide by careful or delicate treatment; to
wield with address; to make subservient by artful conduct;
to bring around cunningly to one's plans.

It was so much his interest to manage his Protestant
subjects. --Addison.

It was not her humor to manage those over whom she
had gained an ascendant. --Bp. Hurd.

3. To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in
graceful or artful action.

4. To treat with care; to husband. --Dryden.

5. To bring about; to contrive. --Shak.

Syn: To direct; govern; control; wield; order; contrive;
concert; conduct; transact.


Man"age, v. i.
To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to
administer.

Leave them to manage for thee. --Dryden.

Synonyms: bring off, care, carry off, contend, cope, deal, do, finagle, get by, grapple, handle, make do, make out, negociate, oversee, pull off, superintend, supervise, wangle

Antonyms: fail

See Also: accomplish, achieve, act, administer, administrate, attain, build, carry on, come through, come to grips, command, conduct, control, coordinate, cope with, cut, direct, dispose of, extemporize, fend, get to grips, hack, improvise, juggle, match, meet, mind, misconduct, mishandle, mismanage, move, organise, organize, process, reach, rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by, succeed, take care, touch, win, work

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