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1manage

verb man·age \ˈma-nij\

: to have control of (something, such as a business, department, sports team, etc.)

: to take care of and make decisions about (someone's time, money, etc.)

: to direct the professional career of (someone, such as an entertainer or athlete)

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Full Definition of MANAGE

transitive verb
1
:  to handle or direct with a degree of skill: as
a :  to make and keep compliant <can't manage their child>
b :  to treat with care :  husband <managed his resources carefully>
c :  to exercise executive, administrative, and supervisory direction of <manage a business>
2
:  to work upon or try to alter for a purpose <manage the press> <manage stress>
3
:  to succeed in accomplishing :  contrive <managed to escape from prison>
4
:  to direct the professional career of <an agency that manages entertainers>
intransitive verb
1
a :  to direct or carry on business or affairs; also :  to direct a baseball team
b :  to admit of being carried on
2
:  to achieve one's purpose

Examples of MANAGE

  1. The business is managed by the owner's daughter.
  2. The company is badly managed.
  3. When she managed the department, we never missed a deadline.
  4. He manages his own finances.
  5. an agency that manages entertainers
  6. He is skillful in managing horses.
  7. There's enough food if we manage it well.
  8. We need to do a better job of managing our natural resources.

Origin of MANAGE

Italian maneggiare, from mano hand, from Latin manus
First Known Use: 1579

Rhymes with MANAGE

2manage

noun

Definition of MANAGE

1
a archaic :  the action and paces of a trained riding horse
b :  the schooling or handling of a horse
c :  a riding school
2
obsolete :  management

Origin of MANAGE

Italian maneggio management, training of a horse, from maneggiare
First Known Use: circa 1587

manage

transitive verb man·age \ˈman-ij\   (Medical Dictionary)
man·agedman·ag·ing

Medical Definition of MANAGE

:  to conduct the management of <poorly managed diabetes>

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