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, manageverb

    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, handleverb

    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, manageverb

    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, manageverb

    watch and direct

    "Who is overseeing this project?"

  5. wangle, finagle, manageverb

    achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

  6. do, manageverb

    carry on or function

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

  7. wield, handle, manageverb

    handle effectively

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

Wiktionary

  1. managenoun

    The act of managing or controlling something.

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

  2. managenoun

    Manège.

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

  3. manageverb

    To direct or be in charge of.

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

  4. manageverb

    To handle or control (a situation, job).

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

  5. manageverb

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

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

  6. manageverb

    To succeed at an attempt

    He managed to climb the tower.

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

  7. manageverb

    To achieve without fuss, or without outside help.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Managenoun

    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. Managenoun

    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. Managenoun

    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. Managenoun

    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. Managenoun

    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. Managenoun

    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. Manageverb

    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 be responsible for

    They have an amazing ability to mange the global project which is why they have the role

    Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2021  
  2. 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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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. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya:

    It is a victory because there will not be an extra wave of repression for the sake of ‘cleansing’ the city before the world championship, it is a victory because Lukashenko did not manage to make it look as if he has everything under control.

  2. Kevin Lathrop:

    Unlike other companies, we’ve tailored our technology solutions to help manage our sweet spot -- small and midsize businesses, we don’t need the same technology as a company that manages the logistics of Fortune 500 companies.

  3. American Beverage Association:

    We are pleased with this ruling, which affirms there are more appropriate ways to help people manage their overall sugar consumption than through mandatory and misleading messages.

  4. Edmund S. Morgan:

    Children whose curiosity survives parental discipline and who manage to grow up before they blow up are invited to join the Yale faculty. Within the university they go on asking their questions and trying to find the answers ... it is a place where the world's hostility to curiosity can be defied.

  5. Gerard Cassidy:

    These are portfolios of a bygone era that were very, very painful for the banks, america Corp executives are not plain vanilla portfolios, which means America Corp executives are more costly to manage. It may just not be worth the headache.

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