• "She managed to drag her on shore."
    "She managed to drag her on shore."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v manage handle effectively "The burglar wielded an axe","The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"
    • v manage 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"
    • v manage watch and direct "Who is overseeing this project?"
    • v manage 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"
    • v manage carry on or function "We could do with a little more help around here"
    • v manage achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    • v manage come to terms with "We got by on just a gallon of gas","They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
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Letter from General Rodriguez to the Ford manager in Mexico City Letter from General Rodriguez to the Ford manager in Mexico City

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills
    • n Manage The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See Manege.☞ This word, in its limited sense of management of a horse, has been displaced by manege; in its more general meaning, by management. "Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions, embrace more than they can hold.""Down, down I come; like glistering Phaëthon
      Wanting the manage of unruly jades."
      "The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl."
    • Manage To bring about; to contrive.
    • v. i Manage To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer. "Leave them to manage for thee."
    • Manage to guide by careful or delicate treatment; to wield with address; to make subservient by artful conduct; to bring around cunningly to one's plans. "It was so much his interest to manage his Protestant subjects.""It was not her humor to manage those over whom she had gained an ascendant."
    • Manage To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle. "Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed .""What wars I manage , and what wreaths I gain."
    • Manage To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action.
    • Manage To treat with care; to husband.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Jupiter has the shortest day of all the planets. Although it has a circumference of 280,000 miles compared with Earth's 25,000 Jupiter manages to make one turn in 9 hours and 55 minutes.
    • n manage The handling, control, or training of a horse; manège.
    • n manage A ring for the training of horses and the practice of horsemanship; a riding-school.
    • n manage In general, training; discipline; treatment.
    • n manage Management.
    • n manage Bearing; behavior.
    • manage To wield by hand; guide or direct by use of the hands; hence, to control or regulate by any physical exertion.
    • manage To train by handling or manipulation; drill to certain styles and habits of action; teach by exercise or training, as in the manège.
    • manage To control or direct by administrative ability; regulate or administer; have the guidance or direction of: as, to manage a theater.
    • manage To control, restrain, or lead by keeping in a desired state or condition; direct by influence or persuasion: as, to manage an angry or an insane person.
    • manage To arrange, fashion, contrive, effect, or carry out by skill or art; carry on or along; bring about: as, to manage the characters of a play, or the plot of a novel; to manage a delicate or perplexing piece of business.
    • manage To succeed in contriving; effect by effort, or by action of any kind (in the latter case often ironical): with an infinitive for object: as, to manage to hold one's own; in his eagerness he managed to lose everything.
    • manage Synonyms Manage, Conduct, Direct, handle, superintend, supervise, order, transact. Manage literally implies handling, and hence primarily belongs to smaller concerns, on which one may at all times keep his hand: as, to manage a house; a manage a theater. Its essential idea is that of constant attention to details: as, only a combination of great abilities with a genius for industry can manage the affairs of an empire. To conduct is to lead along, hence to attend with personal supervision; it implies the determination of the main features of administration and the securing of thoroughness in those who carry out the commands; it is used of both large things and small, but generally refers to a definite task, coming to an end or issue: as, to conduct a religious service, a funeral, a campaign. Direct allows the person directing to be at a distance or near; the word suggests more authority than manage or conduct.
    • manage See govern and guide, v. t.
    • manage To direct or conduct affairs; regulate or carry on any business.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2000.
    • v.t Manage man′āj to guide by use of the hands: to have under command or control: to bring round to one's plans: to conduct with great carefulness: to wield: to handle: to contrive: to train by exercise, as a horse
    • v.i Manage to conduct affairs
    • ***


  • Moliere
    “We always speak well when we manage to be understood.”
  • Alexander Clark
    Alexander Clark
    “Let us watch well our beginnings, and results will manage themselves.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
    “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
    “The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.”
  • Lee Iacocca
    “Management is nothing more than motivating other people.”
  • C. T. Mckenzie
    C. T. Mckenzie
    “Man is the principal syllable in Management.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. manège, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare, to manage, fr. L. manus,hand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. ménage, housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion,. See Manual, and cf. Manege


In literature:

I manage her affairs; I write her letters; I attend to her business; she consults me about everything.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
Audrey is a little difficult to manage sometimes; she likes to form her own notions of people.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
They had a very good system of village government, and managed nearly all their local affairs.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
It was a peculiar ruse for the mines manager to resort to.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
Singleton, and therefore Conrad, would only have the management up to that time.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
We have a right to Home Rule, an abstract right to manage our own affairs, and I believe in the principle.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The manager heaved a sigh.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
With great difficulty, I managed to climb to the top of the ruined tower, and filmed the town from that point.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Malone managed to get to the man's side, and coughed discreetly.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Some premonition of trouble made the management decide to make the trial run by moonlight.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton

In poetry:

The word landed with a stony thud
Onto my still-beating breast.
Nevermind, I was prepared,
I will manage with the rest.
"Requiem" by Anna Akhmatova
Aw've wark, as mich as aw can do,--
Sometimes aw laik a day or two,--
Mi wage is nobbut small, but yet,
Aw manage to keep aght o' debt.
"Fairly Weel-off" by John Hartley
'Twas his task, and he manag'd it well,
The herd of his master to guide,
Where a marshy and desolate dell
Daily drink to the cattle supplied.
"The Lion" by William Hayley
In sacred chamber this she sets,
Where the light falls down through the wall.
'Tis she, our lord's young reverent wife,
Who manages this service all.
"The Diligence Of The Young Wife Of An Officer" by Confucius
Aw tell'd Sal this morn 'at shoo'd find,
A rare appetite up i' that Glen;
An aw think if aw dooant change mi mind,
Aw shall manage to find one misen.
"A Quiet Day" by John Hartley
Go now to Bethlehem, behold the Babe—
Though Lord of all, He's in a manager laid!
Among the horned cattle there you'll find
The Prince of Peace, the Saviour of mankind.
"The Nativity" by Mary Weston Fordham

In news:

City's Primrose tapped for county manager post, primrose , county, commission, ute, manager, city, lake, mccasland, position, sick.
Profitably Managing Workstations as part of your Managed Services Engagement Thursday October 20, 2011 TIME: 2:00pm ET/ 11:00am PT.
Arjun Viswanathan joined global macro manager Prologue Capital as a portfolio manager.
Amber takes the lead in managing the two restaurants because Shawn manages their High Valley Road family ranch in Cove, which currently is home to 160 "mother cows," as he calls them.
The 2008 updated Joint Commission emergency management standards require a healthcare organization to have response efforts to manage critical functions for 96 hours, including an adequate supply of food.
LOS ANGELES— REM Eyewear has named Lisa Christie to their brand management team as brand and communications manager.
Applied Discovery's Evidence Management Repository Revolutionizes The Management Of Electronic Information.
It didn't come as a surprise to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr when manager Charlie Manuel publicly declared Wednesday that he could use a righthanded bat for the middle of his lineup.
Samuel Dedio, Head US Equities and Portfolio Manager, Artio Global Management LLC.
Marco Island interim City Manager Jim Riviere becomes the permanent city manager.
According to the National Law Journal, a former KPMG senior manager filed a class action last week seeking $350 million for KPMG's women managers, senior managers and managing directors.
Software company deploys BlueRoads solution to manage rapid growth, build closed-loop lead-management process.
Investment firm Mount Kellett Capital Management LP is seeking management changes at SandRidge Energy Inc.
He was previously a member of the executive management team and marketing manager.
"I think the most effective way to train managers is to blow up mock emails and ask managers to see how they think they would look to a jury," added Jonathan Segal, an attorney with Duane Morris in Philadelphia.

In science:

They managed to study eigenvalue correlations analytically for arbitrary N , M .
Spectra of Random Contractions and Scattering Theory for Discrete-Time Systems
Yet wave localization in one dimension (1D) poses a more manageable problem which can be tackled in an exact manner by the transfer matrix method.
Localization of acoustic waves in 1D random liquid media
In this paper we proposed a new classification and we showed how is it possible to manage it from a technical point of view.
Classification on the average of random walks
Under such a situation the relativisitic cosmological perturbation analysis becomes manageable due to the assumed linearity of the structures.
Inflationary spectra in generalized gravity: Unified forms
Is a list of channels and manages the optimization.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++