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verb man·age \ˈma-nij\

Definition of manage

managed

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managing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to handle or direct with a degree of skill: such asa :  to make and keep compliant can't manage their childb :  to treat with care :  husband managed his resources carefullyc :  to exercise executive, administrative, and supervisory direction of manage a business manage a bond issue manages a baseball team

  3. 2 :  to work upon or try to alter for a purpose manage the press manage stress

  4. 3 :  to succeed in accomplishing :  contrive managed to escape from prison

  5. 4 :  to direct the professional career of an agency that manages entertainers

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1a :  to direct or carry on business or affairs; also :  to direct a baseball teamb :  to admit of being carried on

  8. 2 :  to achieve one's purpose He managed only by careful planning.

Examples of manage in a Sentence

  1. The business is managed by the owner's daughter.

  2. The company is badly managed.

  3. When she managed the department, we never missed a deadline.

  4. He manages his own finances.

  5. an agency that manages entertainers

  6. He is skillful in managing horses.

  7. There's enough food if we manage it well.

  8. We need to do a better job of managing our natural resources.

Origin and Etymology of manage

Italian maneggiare, from mano hand, from Latin manus


First Known Use: 1561

Synonym Discussion of manage

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

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manage

noun man·age

Definition of manage

  1. 1a archaic :  the action and paces of a trained riding horseb :  the schooling or handling of a horsec :  a riding school

  2. 2 obsolete :  management

Origin and Etymology of manage

Italian maneggio management, training of a horse, from maneggiare


First Known Use: circa 1587



MANAGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of manage for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

manage

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verb man·age \ˈma-nij\

Definition of manage for Students

managed

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managing

  1. 1 :  to look after and make decisions about manage money A local woman will manage the new hotel.

  2. 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

manageable

\ˈma-ni-jə-bəl\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

manage

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transitive verb man·age \ˈman-ij\

Medical Definition of manage

managed

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managing

  1. :  to conduct the management of poorly managed diabetes



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