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transitive verb stage–man·age \-ˌma-nij\

Simple Definition of stage–manage

  • : to organize the details of (a performance in a theater)

  • : to carefully plan and arrange (something) in order to achieve a desired effect

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stage–manage

  1. 1a :  to arrange or exhibit so as to achieve a desired effectb :  to arrange or direct from behind the scenes

  2. 2 :  to act as stage manager for

stage management


Origin and Etymology of stage–manage

back-formation from stage manager

First Known Use: 1879

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