Manage definition

mănĭj
To find ways to go on functioning; get along somehow; succeed in handling matters.
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To conduct or direct affairs; carry on business.
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To succeed in coping or dealing with.

A drug that improves patients' ability to manage their disease.

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To direct or supervise (employees or other staff).

She manages 20 people in the department.

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To act as the manager of (a performer, for example).
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To direct or conduct business affairs.
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(obs.) To train (a horse) in its paces; cause to do the exercises of the manège.
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To control the movement or behavior of; handle.
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To continue to get along; carry on; cope.

Learning how to manage on my own.

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To direct or be in charge of.
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To handle or control (a situation, job).
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To handle with skill, wield (a tool, weapon etc.).
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(intransitive) To succeed at an attempt.

He managed to climb the tower.

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(intransitive) To achieve without fuss, or without outside help.
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To train (a horse) in the manege; to exercise in graceful or artful action.
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(now rare) The act of managing or controlling something.
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(horseriding) Manège.
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(rare) To use carefully; husband.
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To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
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To succeed in accomplishing, achieving, or producing, especially with difficulty.

Managed to get a promotion; managed a polite goodbye.

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To have charge of; direct or administer.

Manage a company; manage a portfolio of assets.

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To bring about by contriving; succeed in accomplishing.
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Manage is defined as to succeed despite difficulties or to control, influence or take charge.

An example of to manage is to still be able to pay bills despite a job loss.

An example of to manage is to become the leader of a group project.

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To exert control over; regulate or limit toward a desired end.

Manage the news to minimize political repercussions; managed smokestack emissions.

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To have charge of; direct; administer.

To manage a household.

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Origin of manage

  • Italian maneggiare from Vulgar Latin manidiāre from Latin manus hand man-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Early Modern English manage, menage, from Middle English *manage, *menage, from Old French manege (“the handling or training of a horse, horsemanship, riding, maneuvers, proceedings"), probably from Old Italian maneggiare (“to handle, manage, touch, treat"), from mano, from Latin manus (“the hand"); see manual.

    From Wiktionary