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Dictionary Definition

manage

Verb

1 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" [syn: pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off] [ant: fail]
2 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" [syn: deal, care, handle]
3 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" [syn: cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal]
4 watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?" [syn: oversee, supervise, superintend]
5 achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods [syn: wangle, finagle]
6 carry on or manage; "We could do with a little more help around here" [syn: do]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Probably from maneggiare "to handle, manage".

Pronunciation

Extensive Definition

Manage is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006 Manage had a total population of 22,341. The total area is 19.60 km² which gives a population density of 1,140 inhabitants per km².
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manage in Volapük: Manage
manage in Walloon: Manadje

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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