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Verb: stage-manage  'steyj,ma-nij
  1. Be a stage manager
  2. Artificially arrange so as to have a particular effect or give a particular impression
    "the rescue of US POW Jessica Lynch was stage-managed by the US military"

Derived forms: stage-managing, stage-manages, stage-managed