Thesaurus

maneuver

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of maneuver

  1. 1 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently maneuvered the conversation so as to avoid the touchy subject of her divorce Synonyms of maneuver address, contend (with), cope (with), field, grapple (with), hack, manage, handle, manipulate, negotiate, play, swing, take, treatWords Related to maneuver 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 maneuver botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp

  2. 2 to plan out usually with subtle skill or care successfully maneuvered a way to get him to ask her to the dance Synonyms of maneuver contrive, finagle, finesse, frame, machinate, engineer, manipulate, mastermind, negotiate, wangleWords Related to maneuver arrange, concert, conclude, hammer out, work out; angle (for), compass, intrigue, plot, scheme; connive; brew, concoct, cook (up), hatch; captain, command, conduct, direct, handle, manage, quarterback, run; gerrymanderNear Antonyms of maneuver blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up maneuver? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!