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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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. Subha Madhavan:

    The irony of individualized treatment for one patient is that we have to manage billions of bits of information from thousands of others, the selection of a precise cancer therapy based on a patient's molecular profile requires computer-assisted analysis of enormous molecular, clinical, patient history, and pharmacological datasets that often come from very disparate and heterogeneous data sources.

  2. Julie Riewe:

    Mutual fund advisers have a fiduciary duty to manage the conflict of interest associated with fund distribution, namely whether to use their own assets or to recommend to their fund's board to use the fund's assets to distribute shares, first Eagle breached that fiduciary duty by using the funds' assets rather than its own money to pay for distribution.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The phrase "Survival of the fittest" was first coined by Herbert Spencer in his "Principles of Biology" (1864) after reading Charles Darwin's theory of "natural selection" discussed in "On the Origin of Species" by Darwin - published in the same year. Five years later, Darwin first used Spencer's new phrase "Survival of the fittest" alongside his phrase "natural selection" in his fifth edition of "On the Origin of Species", published in 1869. It's interesting to note that "fittest" is often misconstrued as either the strongest of the species or the most intelligent species, which is neither an accurate description nor the interpretation desired by Darwin in his theory. In actuality, the fittest species is the one that is the most adaptable to change. In other words, those who can become most well adapted to current environment and the changes therein, can have the chance and opportunity to survive. Darwin's theory of natural selection teaches us that it's absolutely important to welcome the change, and manage the change for survival and for becoming the winner. It's really interesting that being the most adaptable to change often outweighs the strength and intelligence factors, contrary to the common understanding of life and the phrase "Survival of the fittest.

  4. Horst Seehofer:

    In the interest of the country and the ability by the coalition to act, we want to try to find a way to unify on this central question : border control and refusal, only on this question, and I hope that we can manage it. This is an act of goodwill on my part and another attempt to come to an agreement, otherwise this would have been it today.

  5. Vaile Wright:

    Really, there's a lot of work that can be done about financial wellness regarding psychological wellness, i think people find it hard to talk about money. We need to be having more open conversations about this. These aren't things that are typically taught in school. We often learn how to manage money by how our parents manage money.

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