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 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. Peter Drucker:

    Until we can manage TIME, we can manage nothing else.

  2. Helen Rowland:

    Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.

  3. Kristen Hopewell:

    Heavy subsidies and other forms of state intervention are at the core of China's development strategy, china is trying to manage the external optics of its economic policies, but it is highly unlikely to undertake the kind of deep, structural reforms towards a more market-based economy that Mark Wu is seeking.

  4. Mia Paz in jail:

    I had so much fear, I didn’t know how to manage it, and I lashed out. I ran from police until my first charge was for resisting arrest at age 15, i was arrested again at age 16. The police officer he sat on my back and he lashed my feet to my hands. What that policeman did, it felt not much different from what my uncle did. I could speak about the police, but I couldn't talk about my uncle, the fear was deep inside.

  5. Robert Piper:

    Countries are becoming more aware of how to manage risk...

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