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

Dignity is jarring in its unsanitized reality, the mundane image on the cover managing to draw the reader in. Marlo Safi, National Review, "A Raw Look at the New ‘Other Half’," 29 June 2019 Managers at Newcastle are expected to work with managing director Lee Charnley in attempting to bring players to the club. SI.com, "Patrick Vieira 'Wants Talks With Newcastle United' But Has Concerns Over Owner Mike Ashley," 28 June 2019 The International Crane Foundation breeds whoopers at its facility and helps manage eggs plucked from nests of wild cranes in Wisconsin, particularly the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge where approximately 30 cranes are spending the summer. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County Zoo's whooping crane pair act as foster parents to chick born at the zoo," 28 June 2019 State and federal court records, however, do not provide any answers as to how Jones managed to escape federal custody in the first place. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "He escaped federal custody and then killed an Indianapolis DJ, police say," 28 June 2019 Jack Greiner is managing partner of Graydon law firm in Cincinnati. Jack Greiner, Cincinnati.com, "Strictly Legal: Give me that old time religion," 26 June 2019 The pay boost shot Morgado ahead of the second highest earner San Francisco Chief Investment Officer William Coaker at $560,000, and followed by two other managing directors of the city’s retirement services. Matthias Gafni, SFChronicle.com, "Eight of the Top 10 highest paid California public employees work at one county hospital," 25 June 2019 The president and managing partner of Republic Urban Properties wore lederhosen during an opening sketch with industry colleagues Chris Neale and Case Swenson about developing Coyote Valley into a vast cannabis farm. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "This Paper Plane bartender put San Jose on national mixology map," 25 June 2019 Before going into politics, Javid worked as a managing director at Deutsche Bank and reportedly made £20 million (around $25 million) during that part of his career. Alexander Smith, NBC News, "Boris Johnson's to lose: Race for next U.K. leader nears the endgame," 18 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has also turned the role down in favour of continuing the manage Belgian second tier side OH Leuven. SI.com, "Ipswich Town Weigh Up Managerial Options as Attention Turns to Relegated Sunderland Boss," 26 Apr. 2018 The app collects data and provides coaching so people can better self manage, the company said. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "WellDoc adds hypertension to diabetes management app," 9 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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