I. verb (managed; managing) Etymology: Italian maneggiare, from mano hand, from Latin manus Date: 1561 transitive verb 1. to handle or direct with a degree of skill: as a. to make and keep compliant <
can't manage their child
b. to treat with care ; husband <
managed his resources carefully
c. to exercise executive, administrative, and supervisory direction of <
manage a business
manage a bond issue
manage a baseball team
2. to work upon or try to alter for a purpose <
manage the press
manage stress
3. to succeed in accomplishing ; contrive <
managed to escape from prison
4. to direct the professional career of <
an agency that manages entertainers
intransitive verb 1. a. to direct or carry on business or affairs; also to direct a baseball team b. to admit of being carried on 2. to achieve one's purpose Synonyms: see conduct II. noun Etymology: Italian maneggio management, training of a horse, from maneggiare Date: circa 1587 1. a. archaic the action and paces of a trained riding horse b. the schooling or handling of a horse c. a riding school 2. obsolete management

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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