manage

verb
man·​age | \ ˈma-nij How to pronounce manage (audio) \
managed; managing

Definition of manage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to handle or direct with a degree of skill: such 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 manage a bond issue manages a baseball team
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

1a : 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 He managed only by careful planning.

manage

noun

Definition of manage (Entry 2 of 2)

1a 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

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Verb

conduct, manage, control, direct mean to use one's powers to lead, guide, or dominate. conduct implies taking responsibility for the acts and achievements of a group. conducted negotiations manage implies direct handling and manipulating or maneuvering toward a desired result. manages a meat market control implies a regulating or restraining in order to keep within bounds or on a course. controlling his appetite direct implies constant guiding and regulating so as to achieve smooth operation. directs the store's day-to-day business

Examples of manage in a Sentence

Verb

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Commercial insurance plans, Medicare Part D and Medicaid all use various PBMs to manage costs, according to the online medical news service STAT. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "GoodRx lowers prescription costs for some, but questions remain on impact for others," 14 July 2019 Because the new bonds can’t be sold until the old ones are paid off, the state will lend the fund $2 billion, with authority to lend up to $10.5 billion if needed to manage claims. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "How will the new wildfire insurance fund affect you? Here are some answers," 13 July 2019 That puts officials in liberal cities like Denver or San Francisco in the tough position of opposing the ICE raids themselves but still having to manage the consequences. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "'State of alarm': Major cities prepare for ICE raids, more family separations," 12 July 2019 Republican leaders in the House and Senate have argued that the language would send a bad message to Tehran that the United States is divided, complicating the president's ability to manage escalating tensions. Karoun Demirjian, Anchorage Daily News, "House votes to restrain Trump on war with Iran, setting up showdown with the Senate," 12 July 2019 The charitable tax-exempt organization has served Houston since 1992 and provides mattresses, dining tables with chairs, sofas, chests of drawers, nightstands and more to families trying to manage in their new lives. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Houston-area families get furniture they need," 12 July 2019 The battle for the money will be hard enough without lawmakers questioning their ability to manage the funds. Catherine Kim, Vox, "Vox Sentences: What is happening in Puerto Rico?," 12 July 2019 The move broadens an existing alliance and shows how automakers are putting aside rivalries to manage the cost of new technologies. New York Times, "Ford and VW Agree to Share Costs of Self-Driving and Electric Cars," 12 July 2019 The center developed a threat assessment model used by law enforcement to identify potentially violent individuals, assess whether an individual poses an imminent threat and determine how to manage the threat. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, "Eagles Act, named for Stoneman Douglas, aims to thwart school shootings," 12 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

How does the Archimedes screw manage to move water uphill? Ben Finio, Scientific American, "Lift Water with an Archimedes Screw," 11 July 2019 However, if David Moyes' side manage to survive the relegation drop at the expense of Newcastle, then Lascelles could well be tempted with a move to the London Stadium - assuming that a suitably lucrative contract is offered. SI.com, "West Ham Line Up £15m Bargain Summer Swoop for Newcastle Captain Jamaal Lascelles," 25 Mar. 2018 Season two mostly delivered on developing characterizations, but its plot was frequently marching in place without a lot of direction; season three manages to provide an engaging plot, but falls down on the character development. Aja Romano, Vox, "Stranger Things season 3 is charming but frustrating. Here’s a spoiler-free review.," 30 June 2019 This finding raises an evolutionary question: If humans generally find these traits repulsive and prefer not to mate with those who possess them, how did the dark triad manage to become so prevalent? Glenn Geher, WSJ, "The Dark Triad and the Evolution of Jerks," 6 Dec. 2018 The recent attacks on Manigault-Newman manage to include all of these criticisms. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Trump calling Omarosa a “dog” isn’t just racist or sexist. It’s part of a pattern.," 14 Aug. 2018 Also breaking this evening in the midst of all of this drama surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, another big story manage to break through involving the future of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Fox News, "Kavanaugh: I never sexually assaulted anyone," 24 Sep. 2018 Despite having no finance background, the 50-year-old former headhunter reinvented himself as an offshore specialist helping manage hundreds of shell companies. Max Colchester And Margot Patrick, WSJ, "Hiding Russian Money Was Easy. Quitting Was Harder.," 4 Aug. 2018 The operators named in the suit manage: Atria Chandler Villas. Maria Polletta, azcentral, "Undercover testers find discrimination at assisted-living, nursing facilities," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of manage

Verb

1561, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

circa 1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for manage

Verb

Italian maneggiare, from mano hand, from Latin manus

Noun

Italian maneggio management, training of a horse, from maneggiare

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manage

verb

English Language Learners 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)

manage

verb
man·​age | \ ˈma-nij How to pronounce manage (audio) \
managed; managing

Kids Definition of manage

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

Other Words from manage

manageable \ ˈma-​ni-​jə-​bəl \ adjective
man·​age | \ ˈman-ij How to pronounce manage (audio) \
managed; managing

Medical Definition of manage

: to conduct the management of poorly managed diabetes

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