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manage

[man-ij] /ˈmæn ɪdʒ/
verb (used with object), managed, managing.
1.
to bring about or succeed in accomplishing, sometimes despite difficulty or hardship:
She managed to see the governor. How does she manage it on such a small income?
2.
to take charge or care of:
to manage my investments.
3.
to dominate or influence (a person) by tact, flattery, or artifice:
He manages the child with exemplary skill.
4.
to handle, direct, govern, or control in action or use:
She managed the boat efficiently.
5.
to wield (a weapon, tool, etc.).
6.
to handle or train (a horse) in the exercises of the manège.
7.
Archaic. to use sparingly or with judgment, as health or money; husband.
verb (used without object), managed, managing.
8.
to conduct business, commercial affairs, etc.; be in charge:
Who will manage while the boss is away?
9.
to continue to function, progress, or succeed, usually despite hardship or difficulty; get along:
How will he manage with his wife gone? It was a rough time, but we managed.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; earlier manege < Italian maneggiare to handle, train (horses), derivative of mano < Latin manus hand
Related forms
overmanage, verb (used with object), overmanaged, overmanaging.
quasi-managed, adjective
self-managing, adjective
undermanage, verb (used with object), undermanaged, undermanaging.
undermanaged, adjective
unmanaged, adjective
well-managed, adjective
Synonyms
1. arrange, contrive. 4. guide, conduct, regulate, engineer. See rule. 5. handle, manipulate.
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British Dictionary definitions for manage

manage

/ˈmænɪdʒ/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
(also intransitive) to be in charge (of); administer: to manage one's affairs, to manage a shop
2.
to succeed in being able (to do something) despite obstacles; contrive: did you manage to go to sleep?
3.
to have room, time, etc, for: can you manage dinner tomorrow?
4.
to exercise control or domination over, often in a tactful or guileful manner
5.
(intransitive) to contrive to carry on despite difficulties, esp financial ones: he managed quite well on very little money
6.
to wield or handle (a weapon)
7.
(rare) to be frugal in the use of
noun
8.
an archaic word for manège
Word Origin
C16: from Italian maneggiare to control, train (esp horses), ultimately from Latin manus hand
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Word Origin and History for manage
v.

1560s, probably from Italian maneggiare "to handle," especially "to control a horse," ultimately from Latin noun manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)). Influenced by French manège "horsemanship" (earliest English sense was of handling horses), which also was from Italian. Extended to other objects or business from 1570s. Slang sense of "get by" first recorded 1650s. Related: Managed; managing. Managed economy was used by 1933.

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Slang definitions & phrases for manage

manage

verb

To cope satisfactorily; survive; get by: It's a lot to pay, but we'll manage (1655+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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