Definition of "manage" []

  • To direct or control the use of; handle: manage a complex machine tool. (verb-transitive)
  • To exert control over: "Managing the news . . . is the oldest game in town” ( James Reston). "A major crisis to be managed loomed on the horizon” ( Time). (verb-transitive)
  • To make submissive to one's authority, discipline, or persuasion. (verb-transitive)
  • To direct the affairs or interests of: manage a company; an agency that manages performers. See Synonyms at conduct. (verb-transitive)
  • To succeed in accomplishing or achieving, especially with difficulty; contrive or arrange: managed to get a promotion. (verb-transitive)
  • To be in charge (of); administer (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To succeed in being able (to do something) despite obstacles; contrive (verb)
  • To have room, time, etc, for (verb)
  • To exercise control or domination over, often in a tactful or guileful manner (verb)
  • To contrive to carry on despite difficulties, esp financial ones (verb)
  • To wield or handle (a weapon) (verb)
  • To be frugal in the use of (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "manage" in a sentence
  • "Someone posed a question to me about the most likely way that a plural marriage law would handle the exponential increase in relationships to manage from a legal perspective."
  • "And the best they can ever manage is to lob a few dozen rockets at a Turkish military base before getting slaughtered."
  • "Facebook also is removing regional networks because some of them -- such as China -- consist of millions of users, which makes them nearly impossible to manage from a privacy standpoint."