Definition of


  1. (verb, social) be successful; achieve a goal
    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. (verb, social) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    This blender can't handle nuts
    She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old
  3. (verb, social) come to terms with
    They made do on half a loaf of bread every day
  4. (verb, social) watch and direct
  5. (verb, social) achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
  6. (verb, social) carry on or function
  7. (verb, contact) handle effectively
    The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

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Antonyms of Manage


Origin of the word Manage

  1. 1560s, probably from It. maneggiare "to handle," esp. "to control a horse," from L. manus "hand" (see manual). Influenced by Fr. man?ge "horsemanship" (earliest English sense was of handling horses), which also was from the Italian. Extended to other objects or business from 1570s. Slang sense of "get by" first recorded 1650s. Related: Managed; ma… more

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Words that sound like Manage

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