Crossword clues for manage
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Manage \Man"age\, v. i. To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer.
Leave them to manage for thee.
Manage \Man"age\, n. [F. man[`e]ge, It. maneggio, fr. maneggiare to manage, fr. L. manushand. Perhaps somewhat influenced by F. m['e]nage housekeeping, OF. mesnage, akin to E. mansion. See Manual, and cf. Manege.] The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See Manege. [Obs.]
Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions,
embrace more than they can hold.
Down, down I come; like glistering Pha["e]thon
Wanting the manage of unruly jades.
The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl.
Note: This word, in its limited sense of management of a horse, has been displaced by manege; in its more general meaning, by management.
Manage \Man"age\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Managed; p. pr. & vb. n. Managing.] [From Manage, n.]
To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle.
Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed.
--Sir I. Newton.
What wars Imanage, and what wreaths I gain.
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.
It was so much his interest to manage his Protestant subjects.
It was not her humor to manage those over whom she had gained an ascendant.
To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action.
To treat with care; to husband.
To bring about; to contrive.
Syn: To direct; govern; control; wield; order; contrive; concert; conduct; transact.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1560s, probably from Italian maneggiare "to handle," especially "to control a horse," ultimately from Latin noun manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)). Influenced by French manège "horsemanship" (earliest English sense was of handling horses), which also was from Italian. Extended to other objects or business from 1570s. Slang sense of "get by" first recorded 1650s. Related: Managed; managing. Managed economy was used by 1933.
n. 1 (context now rare English) The act of managing or controlling something. 2 (context horseriding English) manège. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To direct or be in charge of. 2 (context transitive English) To handle or control (a situation, job). 3 (context transitive English) To handle with skill, wield (a tool, weapon etc.). 4 (context intransitive English) To succeed at an attempt
v. 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" [syn: pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off] [ant: fail]
carry on or manage; "We could do with a little more help around here" [syn: do]
Usage examples of "manage".
Beyond that, I have no knowledge of how my father managed to enhance psychic ability in the men.
He did manage to use his fire magic on a few of them, setting their shirts and hair ablaze, and that forced the rest to reconsider their attack for a time.
Weeden gave it to his companion after the end, as a mute clue to the abnormality which had occurred, or whether, as is more probable, Smith had it before, and added the underscoring himself from what he had managed to extract from his friend by shrewd guessing and adroit cross-questioning.
Even so dressed, James Ludlow managed to look slightly out of place, very like a man who was too refined for life aboard a ship.
Most sailors coming aboard a well-run ship, regardless of their purpose, managed a compliment of sorts.
I managed to calm a little, and Aethylla had fed Achates once more, I noticed that it was a wonderfully clear morning.
The most they can manage is a sort of diagonal slouch: feet on the floor, necks bent up against the bulkhead, Acton cradling her like a living hammock.
And in the Fifth Symphony, one of those in which he called for no vocal performers, he nevertheless managed to vary and expand the conventional suite by preceding the first allegro with a march, and separating and relieving the gargantuan scherzo and rondo with an adagietto for strings alone.
Chloe had been seven the year Addle managed to scrape together enough money to take the two of them to the Caribbean.
I hae mair ado than I can manage the day, foreby ganging to houk up hunder-year-auld-banes.
I have never seen this adventurer without his being in a desperate state of impecuniosity, but he would never learn to abate his luxurious habits, and always managed to find some way or other out of his difficulties.
Clem for something of this kind, yet he had managed things so well that up to the time of his departure she had not been able to remark a single suspicious circumstance, unless, indeed, it were the joyous affectionateness with which he continued to behave, She herself had been passing through a time of excitement and even of suffering.
In the mean time Father Agaric, who managed his big school for young nobles, followed events with anxious attention.
He had one hand below him and managed to push the hatch back as they descended, Avelyn rolling right over the hatchway, the deceivingly agile powrie hopping to its feet atop the now-closed portal.
He was so ashamed of breaking ahimsa that his body fell slack and the other boys managed to pin him to the floor.