Manage Man"age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Managed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Managing}.] [From {Manage}, n.] 1. To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle. [1913 Webster]

Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

What wars Imanage, and what wreaths I gain. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, Esp.: 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. [1913 Webster]

It was so much his interest to manage his Protestant subjects. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

It was not her humor to manage those over whom she had gained an ascendant. --Bp. Hurd. [1913 Webster]

3. To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action. [1913 Webster]

4. To treat with care; to husband. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To bring about; to contrive. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To direct; govern; control; wield; order; contrive; concert; conduct; transact. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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