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manage

man·age

manage

 
 
pronunciation:
mae nihj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: managed, manages, managing
definition 1: to direct, control, or administer.
He manages a small grocery store.They manage their dog with firm but gentle commands.She manages a large staff at her office.
synonyms:
administer, direct, oversee, run, supervise
similar words:
boss, conduct, control, execute, guide, superintend
definition 2: to contrive or bring about.
How did he manage an audience with the queen?
synonyms:
contrive, engineer, maneuver
similar words:
achieve, arrange, devise, effect, manipulate
definition 3: to accomplish or succeed in, usu. despite some difficulty.
Though in great pain, he managed to remain calm.Somehow the prisoners managed to escape.
synonyms:
succeed at
similar words:
contend with, contrive, hack, negotiate, struggle with
definition 4: to handle or wield.
She knows how to manage a rifle.
synonyms:
deal with, handle, wield
similar words:
maneuver, manipulate, operate, run
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to direct, control, or administer business or personal affairs.
One of the restaurant owners cooks and the other manages.
synonyms:
administer
similar words:
deal, direct, govern
definition 2: to get along; continue to carry on.
How will you manage after I'm gone?
synonyms:
carry on, cope
similar words:
continue, deal, do, fare, make do, persist, shift, survive
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Manage is from an Italian word that means "to handle or direct (a horse)."
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