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"


  1. manage(Noun)

    The act of managing or controlling something.

  2. manage(Noun)


  3. manage(Verb)

    To direct or be in charge of.

  4. manage(Verb)

    To handle or control (a situation, job).

  5. manage(Verb)

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

  6. manage(Verb)

    To succeed at an attempt

    He managed to climb the tower.

  7. manage(Verb)

    To achieve without fuss, or without outside help.

  8. Origin: 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

  2. Manage(noun)

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

  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

  4. Manage(noun)

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

  5. Manage(noun)

    to treat with care; to husband

  6. Manage(noun)

    to bring about; to contrive

  7. Manage(verb)

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

  8. Origin: [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.]

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

How to pronounce manage?

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How to say manage in sign language?

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  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. Jesse Duplantis:

    You can't manage that today.

  2. Grace Murray Hopper:

    You manage things. You lead people.

  3. Angel Ibarra Mendoza:

    It's very difficult to manage the border.

  4. Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert:

    I think we'll manage our way through that.

  5. Arild Olsen:

    I think we'll manage quite okay after coal.

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