Synonyms and Antonyms of manage

  1. 1 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently as usual, she managed the crisis with a minimum of fuss Synonyms address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), hack, handle, maneuver, manipulate, negotiate, play, swing, take, treatRelated Words engineer, finesse, jockey; bring off, carry off, carry out, get off, pull; command, direct, guide, steer; control, micromanage, regulate, run; react (to), respond (to)Near Antonyms botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp

  2. 2 to look after and make decisions about managed a household and a business simultaneously Synonyms administer, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, conduct, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tendRelated Words care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage

  3. 3 to meet one's day-to-day needs it'll be hard for a few weeks, but we'll manage Synonyms cope, do, fare, get by, get on, make out, get along, shiftRelated Words carry on, contrive, scrape (by or through), scrounge; last, survive; eke out, scrape (out), squeeze, wrest, wring; afford, swingNear Antonyms collapse, fail, fall short, fizzle, flounder; decline, peter (out), slump, wane; give up

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