1. be successful; achieve a goal;
- Example: "She succeeded in persuading us all"
- Example: "I managed to carry the box upstairs"
- Example: "She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it"
- Example: "The pianist negociated the difficult runs"
[syn: pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off, manage]
2. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of;
- Example: "I can deal with this crew of workers"
- Example: "This blender can't handle nuts"
- Example: "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
[syn: manage, deal, care, handle]
3. come to terms with;
- Example: "We got by on just a gallon of gas"
- Example: "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
[syn: cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage]
4. watch and direct;
- Example: "Who is overseeing this project?"
[syn: oversee, supervise, superintend, manage]
5. achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods;
[syn: wangle, finagle, manage]
6. carry on or function;
- Example: "We could do with a little more help around here"
[syn: do, manage]
7. handle effectively;
- Example: "The burglar wielded an axe"
- Example: "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"
[syn: wield, handle, manage]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Manage \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.] [1913 Webster] Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions, embrace more than they can hold. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Down, down I come; like glistering Phaethon Wanting the manage of unruly jades. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: This word, in its limited sense of management of a horse, has been displaced by manege; in its more general meaning, by management. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Manage \Man"age\, v. i. To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer. [1913 Webster] Leave them to manage for thee. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Manage \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. [1913 Webster] Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] What wars Imanage, and what wreaths I gain. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] It was so much his interest to manage his Protestant subjects. --Addison. [1913 Webster] It was not her humor to manage those over whom she had gained an ascendant. --Bp. Hurd. [1913 Webster] 3. To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action. [1913 Webster] 4. To treat with care; to husband. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. To bring about; to contrive. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To direct; govern; control; wield; order; contrive; concert; conduct; transact. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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