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Manage appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Won’t some lucid ire we manage peg a name we ridicule most now?
  • "Delia, Red is told I manage bidets I listed," I began, amid lots I derailed.
  • To get a mast, I beg an amenable Bali bomb mob I label "bane", "manage bits a mate got".
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Definition of the noun manage

What does manage mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. [context: now rare] The act of managing or controlling something.
  2. [context: horseriding] Manège.

Definition of the verb manage

What does manage mean as a doing word?

Manage is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: managed | managing | manages

  1. be successful; achieve a goal
    • example: I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I managed the jobNeglect Verbs
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with infinitive]I managed to do the job
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]I succeededSucceed Verbs
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with infinitive]I managed to pass the test
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] in [Theme, subject control with -ing]I succeeded in climbing the mountain
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] in [Theme, not sentential clause]I succeeded in the endeavour
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of manage: bring off / carry off / negociate / pull off
    • antonym of manage: fail
    • more generic terms: bring home the bacon / come through / deliver the goods / succeed / win = attain success or reach a desired goal
  2. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  3. succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available
  4. watch and direct
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]I managed the job
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with infinitive]I managed to do the job
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of manage: oversee / superintend / supervise
    • more generic words: administer / administrate = work in an administrative capacity
    • more specific word: build = order, supervise, or finance the construction of
  5. achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]I succeeded
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with infinitive]I managed to pass the test
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] in [Theme, subject control with -ing]I succeeded in climbing the mountain
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] in [Theme, not sentential clause]I succeeded in the endeavour
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of manage: finagle / wangle
    • more generic words: accomplish / achieve / attain / reach = to gain with effort
  6. carry on or function
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of manage: do
  7. handle effectively
    • example: The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of manage: handle / wield
    • more generic word: manipulate = hold something in one's hands and move it
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the verb manage

verb

  1. [transitive] to direct or be in charge of.
  2. [transitive] to handle or control (a situation, job).
  3. [transitive] To handle, wield (a tool, weapon etc.).
  4. [transitive] to force.
  5. [intransitive] to succeed at an attempt
  6. [intransitive] to achieve without fuss, or without outside help.

Specialised definition of the verb manage

Glossary of sports

to be in charge or control of something (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

to guide the career and control the business affairs of somebody such as a professional entertainer or athlete (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for manage

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Google previewImproving Children's Learning (2003)

Effective Teaching in the Primary School by Joan Dean

suggest that 'One of the difficulties that early years practitionershave to manage is the need to maintain children's sense of personal effectiveness while they are learning to operate in a context in which the ...

Google previewThe Kentucky Judicial Dictionary (1916)

Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell

MANAGE. — Implied power of executor or trustee to sell real property; effect of word " manage.

Google previewThe Farriers's and Horseman's Complete Dictionary: (1766)

Containing the Art of Farriery in All Its Branches; with Whatever Relates to the Manage, and to the Knowledge, Breeding, Feeding, and Dieting of Horses ... by Thomas Wallis (surgeon.)

Containing the Art of Farriery in All Its Branches; with Whatever Relates to the Manage, and to the Knowledge, Breeding, Feeding, and Dieting of Horses...

Google previewThe London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprisiong a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge (1837)

To conduct; train; guide; wield; continue; govern; husband: as a neuter verb, to superintend affairs; transact: manage is an obsolete synonyme of management, which ...

Google previewDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem (2009)

by Brent Douglas Galloway

=1=6met or non-control transitivizer, accidentally, happen to, manage to do to s-0 /s-th:: =1. man-made) many fall apart, come apart (of something man-made):: yixw. take s-th down, tear down s-th man-made, dismantle s-th, take ...

Google previewA complete dictionary of farriery and horsemanship, containing the art of farriery in all its branches ... Compiled from the best authors, by J. Hunter (1796)

by J. HUNTER (Veterinary Surgeon.)

MANAGE. A word made ufe of to signify not only the ground that is fet apart for the exercife of riding the great horfe, but also the exercife itself. In great academies, the manage, or ground for exercifing the art of horfemanship in, is covered over ...

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Usage statistics about manage

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb manage:

imaginative writing61.59%informational writing38.41%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb manage:

grappleoverseewieldcontendsupervisecopehandlecaremanagedealdo

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb manage and its most common antonym:

failmanage

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Quotes about manage

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. (Rudyard Kipling)
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Scrabble value of M3A1N1A1G2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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