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Manage Definition

Standard Definition

[v] 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"
[v] watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?"
[v] 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"
[v] carry on or manage; "We could do with a little more help around here"
[v] achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
[v] come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

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Misc. Definitions

\Man"age\, n. [F. man[`e]ge, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. m['e]nage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See {Manual}, and cf. {Manege}.] The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See {Manege}. [Obs.] Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions, embrace more than they can hold. --Bacon. Down, down I come; like glistering Pha["e]thon Wanting the manage of unruly jades. --Shak. The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl. --Shak. Note: This word, in its limited sense of management of a horse, has been displaced by manege; in its more general meaning, by management.
\Man"age\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Managed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Managing}.] [From {Manage}, n.]
1. To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle. Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed. --Sir I. Newton. What wars Imanage, and what wreaths I gain. --Prior.
2. 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. It was so much his interest to manage his Protestant subjects. --Addison. It was not her humor to manage those over whom she had gained an ascendant. --Bp. Hurd.
3. To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action.
4. To treat with care; to husband. --Dryden.
5. To bring about; to contrive. --Shak. Syn: To direct; govern; control; wield; order; contrive; concert; conduct; transact.
\Man"age\, v. i. To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer. Leave them to manage for thee. --Dryden.

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