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man·age

manage

 
 
pronunciation:
mae nihj
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part of speech: verb
inflections: manages, managing, managed
definition 1: to direct or control.
She manages a bookstore.He managed the lively horse with calming words.
synonyms:
administer, direct, run, supervise
similar words:
conduct, control, execute, guide
definition 2: to succeed in doing in spite of problems.
Anna finally managed to escape.
synonyms:
succeed at
similar words:
contend with, contrive, struggle with
definition 3: to handle or use.
Police officers are taught how to manage guns in a safe way.
synonyms:
deal with, handle
similar words:
maneuver, operate, run
Word History
Manage is from an Italian word that means "to handle or direct (a horse)."
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