Manage Definition

Define what is Manage?

1. bring off, carry off, manage, negociate, pull off (verb)

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.
Antonyms: fail (verb)

be unable.


bring home the bacon, deliver the goods, succeed, come through, win verb
attain success or reach a desired goal.

2. handle, manage, care, deal (verb)

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.
Synonyms: handle, care, deal

control, command verb
exercise authoritative control or power over.


administer, administrate verb
work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of.

organize, organise verb
cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea.

work verb
cause to operate or function.

come to grips, get to grips verb
deal with (a problem or a subject).

dispose of verb
deal with or settle.

take care, mind verb
be in charge of or deal with.

coordinate verb
bring into common action, movement, or condition.

juggle verb
deal with simultaneously.

process verb
deal with in a routine way.

mismanage, misconduct, mishandle verb
manage badly or incompetently.

direct verb
be in charge of.

carry on, conduct, deal verb
direct the course of; manage or control.

touch verb
deal with; usually used with a form of negation.

3. cope, get by, grapple, make do, manage, contend, deal, make out (verb)

come to terms with.

  • We got by on just a gallon of gas.
  • They made do on half a loaf of bread every day.

act, move verb
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action).


extemporize, improvise verb
manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand.

fend verb
try to manage without help.

hack, cut verb
be able to manage or manage successfully.

rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by verb
manage one's existence barely.

cope with, match, meet verb
satisfy or fulfill.

4. oversee, superintend, supervise, manage (verb)

watch and direct.

  • Who is overseeing this project?.

administer, administrate verb
work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of.


build verb
order, supervise, or finance the construction of.

5. finagle, wangle, manage (verb)

achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods.

    Synonyms: finagle, wangle

    achieve, attain, accomplish, reach verb
    to gain with effort.

    6. manage, DO (verb)

    carry on or function.

    • We could do with a little more help around here.
    Synonyms: DO

    7. wield, handle, manage (verb)

    handle effectively.

    • The burglar wielded an axe.
    • The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well.
    Synonyms: wield, handle

    manipulate verb
    hold something in one's hands and move it.


    ply verb
    wield vigorously.

    pump verb
    operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal.

    swing out, swing, sweep verb
    make a big sweeping gesture or movement.

    Nearby Terms

    manageability (noun)
    capable of being managed or controlled

    manageable (adjective)
    capable of being managed or controlled

    manageableness (noun)
    capable of being managed or controlled

    manageably (adverb)
    so as to be manageable

    managed economy (noun)
    a non-market economy in which government intervention is important in allocating goods and resources and determining prices

    management (noun)
    the act of managing something

    management consultant (noun)
    adviser to business about efficient management practices

    management consulting (noun)
    a service industry that provides advice to those in charge of running a business

    management control (noun)
    an internal control performed by one or more managers

    management personnel (noun)
    personnel having overall planning and direction responsibilities

    manager (noun)
    someone who controls resources and expenditures

    manageress (noun)
    a woman manager

    managerial (adjective)
    of or relating to the function or responsibility or activity of management

    managerially (adverb)
    in a managerial manner

    managership (noun)
    the position of manager