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Verb: manage  ma-nij
  1. Be successful; achieve a goal
    "I managed to carry the box upstairs";
    - pull off, negotiate, bring off, carry off
  2. Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old";
    - deal, care, handle
  3. Succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available
    "We managed on just a gallon of gas";
    - cope, get by, make do, contend, grapple, deal
  4. Watch and direct
    "Who is managing this project?";
    - oversee, supervise, superintend
  5. Achieve something by means of clever manipulation or persuasion
    - wangle [informal]
  6. Carry on or function
    "We could manage with a little more help around here";
    - do
  7. Handle effectively
    "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well";
    - wield, handle

Derived forms: managed, managing, manages

See also: work

Type of: accomplish, achieve, act, administer, administrate, attain, bring home the bacon [informal], come through, come up trumps [Brit, informal], command, control, deliver the goods, manipulate, move, reach, succeed, turn up trumps [Brit, informal], win

Encyclopedia: Manage