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maneuver

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of maneuver

  1. 1 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently <maneuvered the conversation so as to avoid the touchy subject of her divorce> Synonyms address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), hack, manage, handle, manipulate, negotiate, play, swing, take, treatRelated Words engineer, finesse, jockey; bring off, carry off, carry out, get off, pull; command, direct, guide, steer; control, micromanage, regulate, run; react (to), respond (to)Near Antonyms botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp

  2. 2 to plan out usually with subtle skill or care <successfully maneuvered a way to get him to ask her to the dance> Synonyms contrive, finagle, finesse, frame, machinate, engineer, manipulate, mastermind, negotiate, wangleRelated Words arrange, concert, conclude, hammer out, work out; angle (for), compass, intrigue, plot, scheme; connive; brew, concoct, cook (up), hatch; captain, command, conduct, direct, handle, manage, quarterback, run; gerrymanderNear Antonyms blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff





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