stage-manage

verb
stage-man·​age | \ ˈstāj-ˌma-nij How to pronounce stage-manage (audio) \
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stage-manage. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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