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  1. man·age
    IPA[ˈmanij]
  2. verb

    • 1. be in charge of (a company, establishment, or undertaking); administer; run:

      their elder son managed the farm
      Synonym : be in charge of, run, be head of, head, direct, control, preside over, lead, govern, rule, command, superintend, supervise, oversee, administer, organize, conduct, handle, take forward, guide, be at the helm of, head up
    • 2. have the position of supervising (staff) at work:

      the skills needed to manage a young, dynamic team
    • 3. be the manager of (a sports team or a performer):

      he managed five or six bands in his career
      Synonym : be in charge of, run, be head of, head, direct, control, preside over, lead, govern, rule, command, superintend, supervise, oversee, administer, organize, conduct, handle, take forward, guide, be at the helm of, head up
    • 4. administer and regulate (resources under one's control):

      we manage our cash extremely well
      Synonym : organize, take care of, administer, regulate, deal with efficiently
    • 5. maintain control or influence over (a person or animal):

      she manages horses better than anyone I know
      Synonym : control, handle, master, influence, manipulate, cope with, deal with
    • 6. control the use or exploitation of (land):

      the forest is managed to achieve maximum growth
    • 7. succeed in surviving or in attaining one's aims, especially against heavy odds; cope:

      Catherine managed on five hours' sleep a night
      Synonym : cope, get along/on, make do, be/fare/do all right, carry on, survive, deal with the situation, scrape by/along, muddle through/along, fend for oneself, shift for oneself, make ends meet, weather the storm, make out, get by, hack it
    • 8. succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something, especially something difficult):

      she managed a brave but unconvincing smile Beth finally managed to hail a cab one fund managed to lose money
      Synonym : accomplish, achieve, do, carry out, perform, undertake, bring about/off, effect, finish, succeed in, contrive, engineer
    • 9. succeed in dealing with or withstanding (something):

      there was more stress and anxiety than he could manage
      Synonym : control, handle, master, influence, manipulate, cope with, deal with
    • 10. be free to attend on (a certain day) or at (a certain time):

      he could not manage March 24 after all
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: manage, 3rd person present: manages, gerund or present participle: managing, past tense: managed, past participle: managed

    • verb

      be in charge of (a business, organization, or undertaking); run:

      have the position of supervising (staff) at work:

    • verb

      be responsible for the lighting and other technical arrangements for (a stage play).

      arrange and control (something) carefully in order to create a certain effect:

    • verb

      be in overall charge of the planning and execution of (a project):
    • seek to prevent disappointment by establishing in advance what can realistically be achieved or delivered by a project, undertaking, course of action, etc.
    • verb

      be responsible for the lighting and other technical arrangements for (a stage play).

      arrange and control (something) carefully in order to create a certain effect:

    • seek to prevent disappointment by establishing in advance what can realistically be achieved or delivered by a project, undertaking, course of action, etc.
    • verb

      be in overall charge of the planning and execution of (a project):
    • verb

      have direct managerial responsibility for (a particular employee):
    • noun

      a system of healthcare in which patients agree to visit only certain doctors and hospitals, and in which the cost of treatment is monitored by a managing company.
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