(noun, verb)


1. (now rare) The act of managing or controlling something.


1. be successful; achieve a goal

- I managed to carry the box upstairs

Similar word(s): negociate

Definition categories: social, succeed, win

2. be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

- She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

Similar word(s): care, deal, handle

Definition categories: social, command, control

3. succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available

Similar word(s): contend, cope, deal, grapple

Definition categories: social, act, move

4. watch and direct

Similar word(s): oversee, superintend, supervise

Definition categories: social, administer, administrate

5. achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

Similar word(s): finagle, wangle

Definition categories: social, accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

6. carry on or function

Similar word(s): do

Definition categories: social

7. handle effectively

- The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

Similar word(s): handle, wield

Definition categories: contact, manipulate

Sentences with manage as a verb:

- He managed to climb the tower.