What does manage mean?

Definitions for manage
ˈmæn ɪdʒman·age

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word manage.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off, manage(verb)

    be successful; achieve a goal

    "She succeeded in persuading us all"; "I managed to carry the box upstairs"; "She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it"; "The pianist negociated the difficult runs"

  2. manage, deal, care, handle(verb)

    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

    "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

  3. cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage(verb)

    come to terms with

    "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

  4. oversee, supervise, superintend, manage(verb)

    watch and direct

    "Who is overseeing this project?"

  5. wangle, finagle, manage(verb)

    achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

  6. do, manage(verb)

    carry on or function

    "We could do with a little more help around here"

  7. wield, handle, manage(verb)

    handle effectively

    "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"

Wiktionary

  1. manage(Noun)

    The act of managing or controlling something.

    Etymology: From manege, probably from maneggiare, from mano, from manus; see manual.

  2. manage(Noun)

    Manège.

    Etymology: From manege, probably from maneggiare, from mano, from manus; see manual.

  3. manage(Verb)

    To direct or be in charge of.

    Etymology: From manege, probably from maneggiare, from mano, from manus; see manual.

  4. manage(Verb)

    To handle or control (a situation, job).

    Etymology: From manege, probably from maneggiare, from mano, from manus; see manual.

  5. manage(Verb)

    To handle wth skill, wield (a tool, weapon etc.).

    Etymology: From manege, probably from maneggiare, from mano, from manus; see manual.

  6. manage(Verb)

    To succeed at an attempt

    He managed to climb the tower.

    Etymology: From manege, probably from maneggiare, from mano, from manus; see manual.

  7. manage(Verb)

    To achieve without fuss, or without outside help.

    Etymology: From manege, probably from maneggiare, from mano, from manus; see manual.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manage(noun)

    the handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See Manege

    Etymology: [F. mange, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. mnage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See Manual, and cf. Manege.]

  2. Manage(noun)

    to have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle

    Etymology: [F. mange, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. mnage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See Manual, and cf. Manege.]

  3. Manage(noun)

    hence: Esp., to guide by careful or delicate treatment; to wield with address; to make subservient by artful conduct; to bring around cunningly to one's plans

    Etymology: [F. mange, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. mnage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See Manual, and cf. Manege.]

  4. Manage(noun)

    to train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action

    Etymology: [F. mange, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. mnage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See Manual, and cf. Manege.]

  5. Manage(noun)

    to treat with care; to husband

    Etymology: [F. mange, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. mnage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See Manual, and cf. Manege.]

  6. Manage(noun)

    to bring about; to contrive

    Etymology: [F. mange, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. mnage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See Manual, and cf. Manege.]

  7. Manage(verb)

    to direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer

    Etymology: [F. mange, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. mnage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See Manual, and cf. Manege.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Manage

    man′āj, v.t. to guide by use of the hands: to have under command or control: to bring round to one's plans: to conduct with great carefulness: to wield: to handle: to contrive: to train by exercise, as a horse.—v.i. to conduct affairs.—n. Manageabil′ity, the quality of being manageable.—adj. Man′ageable, that can be managed: governable.—n. Man′ageableness.—adv. Man′ageably.—ns. Man′agement, art or act of managing: manner of directing or of using anything: administration: skilful treatment: a body of managers; Man′ager, one who manages: a person who controls a business or other concern.—adj. Managē′rial, of or pertaining to a manager, or to management. [Fr. manége, the managing of a horse—It. maneggio—L. manus, the hand.]

Editors Contribution

  1. manage

    To direct.

    She did manage her work very effectively.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'manage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2732

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'manage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1386

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'manage' in Verbs Frequency: #171

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How to say manage in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manage in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of manage in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Brian Moynihan:

    We continued to invest in core growth areas and to manage expenses, which were down 3 percent year over year to a level not seen since 2008.

  2. Boston Fed president Eric Rosengren:

    While monetary policy should not overreact to short-term temporary fluctuations in financial markets, policy makers should take seriously the potential downside risk to their economic forecasts and manage those risks as we think about the appropriate path, these downside risks reflect continued headwinds from weakness within countries that represent many of our major trading partners, and only limited data to support the projected path of inflation to target.

  3. Putt's Law:

    Technology is dominated by two types of people those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

  4. Adam Smith:

    I don't anticipate the use of military force, i think the President is, I take him at his word that he doesn't want to get into a war. But that doesn't mean that there's not a risk of it. And we need to manage that risk.

  5. Georgia Hull:

    She can’t chew, and she’s eating mashed up foods and drinking through a straw. But we’re getting there. they are absolutely amazing and we can’t manage without them, she said. It saved an awful lot of time for us that day in getting her to hospital. We’ve got a lot of fundraising going on for the air ambulance as a result of this. The guy who drove Georgia from the track to meet the air ambulance, he has had a long beard for 20 years and at the Royal Cornwall Show he is shaving it off to raise funds.

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