conduct implies taking responsibility for the acts and achievements of a group.
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
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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Their calamitous close to the first half featured something even more bizarre than the Clippers managing just one field goal in the last seven minutes.—Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 While managing a bookstore on Harvard Square, he was lured to New York by ads in The Village Voice promoting the East Side Bookstore.—Sam Roberts, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2023 These agreements lay the groundwork for limited Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, establishing the Palestinian Authority to manage administrative affairs in some areas.—Maeghan Dolph, Fox News, 22 Nov. 2023 This could include offering flexible work schedules, remote work options, or part-time arrangements that allow parents to manage their work and childcare responsibilities more effectively.—Gleb Tsipursky, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 According to our writer Jaina Grey, during testing the straps were easy to manage and adjust, were unobtrusive, and keep out of the way.—Nena Farrell, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023 Similar to other opioids, naloxone has been used to manage tianeptine overdoses.—Alexander Tin, CBS News, 22 Nov. 2023 Souter previously shared a family office with his sister, but the pair split due to different priorities for managing their money.—Ben Stupples, Fortune Europe, 21 Nov. 2023 At this time, Chen began to manage Robinson on projects for the home.—Lauryn Overhultz, Fox News, 12 Nov. 2023
But sometimes the government officials charged with speaking to the press manage to enhance our public discourse with cogent communication.—James Freeman, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2023 More than 140 countries have signed up as participants in the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s sprawling infrastructure development program, and China now owns, manages, or has invested in more than 100 ports in some 60 countries.—Robert M. Gates, Foreign Affairs, 29 Sep. 2023 This not-trying-too-hard new-build manages to feel both timely and timeless.—Rachel Barrett, Country Living, 5 Sep. 2023 Tatum and Brown don’t load manage and Tatum spoke to summer campers last month about the importance of playing in every game.—Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Aug. 2023 The slim fit manages to make these cargo pants look tapered and elevated as well.—Maverick Li, Men's Health, 28 July 2023 How will this unlikely duo manage — manage the game of golf, both on the course and off it, and manage to get along?—John Branch, New York Times, 12 June 2023 Meteorologists and weather models alike remain torn on which of the two battling systems will win — will the cutoff low and storminess from the south manage to creep north?—Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 25 May 2023 For the most part, Peter Pan Goes Wrong manages by keeping the action moving.—Vulture, 19 Apr. 2023 See More
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Italian maneggiare, from mano hand, from Latin manus
Italian maneggio management, training of a horse, from maneggiare