Thesaurus

manage

verb

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 of manage address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), hack, handle, maneuver, manipulate, negotiate, play, swing, take, treatWords Related to manage 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 of manage 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 of manage administer, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, conduct, operate, overlook, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tendWords Related to manage 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 of manage cope, do, fare, get by, get on, make out, get along, shiftWords Related to manage carry on, contrive, scrape (by or through), scrounge; last, survive; eke out, scrape (out), squeeze, wrest, wring; afford, swingNear Antonyms of manage collapse, fail, fall short, fizzle, flounder; decline, peter (out), slump, wane; give up

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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