Simple Definition of manage
: 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)
Full Definition of manage
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>
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 in a sentence
The business is managed by the owner's daughter.
The company is badly managed.
When she managed the department, we never missed a deadline.
He manages his own finances.
an agency that manages entertainers
He is skillful in managing horses.
There's enough food if we manage it well.
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
Synonym Discussion of manage
Rhymes with manage
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 Defined for Kids
Definition of manage for Students
1 : to look after and make decisions about <manage money> <A local woman will manage the new hotel.>
2 : to succeed in doing : accomplish what is desired <Stanley still managed to hold the sack of jars in his left hand as he slowly moved up … — Louis Sachar, Holes>
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