stage-manage

verb
stage-man·age | \ˈstāj-ˌma-nij \
stage-managed; stage-managing; stage-manages

Definition of stage-manage 

transitive verb

1a : to arrange or exhibit so as to achieve a desired effect

b : to arrange or direct from behind the scenes

2 : to act as stage manager for

Other Words from stage-manage

stage management noun

First Known Use of stage-manage

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for stage-manage

back-formation from stage manager

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stage-manage

verb

English Language Learners Definition of stage-manage

: to organize the details of (a performance in a theater)

: to carefully plan and arrange (something) in order to achieve a desired effect

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