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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
force/manage a smile (=smile when you do not really feel happy or friendly)
▪ She forced a smile, but he could see disappointment in her face.
manage/administer a fund
▪ The fund is managed by an investment company.
manage/handle the economy
▪ Governments are judged on how well they manage the economy.
manage/run a farm
▪ He manages a large dairy farm.
managing director
run/manage a company
▪ Nick runs a property company.
run/manage a hotel
▪ They run a small hotel in Cornwall.
try/manage/fail to persuade sb
▪ I’m trying to persuade your dad to buy some shares.
▪ Perhaps one day he will even manage to destroy the pyramids we have built in defiance of his chaos.
▪ Joe even managed an invitation to a garden party given for the generalissimo and Madame Chiang.
▪ We even managed a four-up trip to the pub.
▪ But with a clear and compelling sense of purpose, you can manage even the most difficult transitions.
▪ Gehlen had even managed to plant an agent in Stalin's war council and in Marshal Zhukov's headquarters.
▪ Presented that double-edged challenge Saturday night, the Los Angeles Lakers failed to manage even a split.
▪ Some of us even manage a blowjob or two while our gigs are in progress.
▪ A few types of funds even managed to lose money.
▪ But her mouth was dry with tension, and she could only manage orange juice and coffee.
▪ For now you must not only manage your own finances, you must manage the finances of an entire organization.
▪ Scientists have only managed to find at most seven wolves, and there is no evidence that pups were born in 1982.
▪ Excessive reliance on corporate entities managing only the costs creates suffering and hardship for patients and their families.
▪ But in his conclusions he manages only to create a new myth, which isn't useful at all.
▪ In 1995, the index managed only a 2. 5 % gain, ending the year at 995. 17.
▪ He could only manage fourth at the Osterreichring but gained maximum points at Zandvoort two weeks later.
▪ Nine operations between them had failed to cure the problem and they managed only by almost daily use of laxatives and enemas.
▪ Yuan had somehow managed to reach the cover of the side of the lifeboat, but now he rejoined the others.
▪ He said there were constitutional problems with the bill, variations of which somehow manage to exist in 36 other states.
▪ Evelyn looked across at Rose sitting in the midst of them all but managing somehow to remain completely apart.
▪ She is somehow managing to get herself fouled by just about everyone on the Washington team.
▪ Her elastic voice easily negotiated some truly devious melodies, somehow managing to sound joyful and heartbroken at the same time.
▪ Barry wrote a column about bad songs from the rock era and somehow managed to milk it into a book.
▪ On four separate occasions when the problems involved finance, Willi had somehow managed to wheedle an emergency sum from the Gemeinderat.
▪ So after Joey takes off, I somehow manage to complete the four miles.
▪ And he still manages to oversee his own record label, Solid Pleasure, home of his number-five choice, Whyte.
▪ Yet, Fox still managed to change television and popular culture, for better and for worse.
▪ Despite this the finale still manages to ride on a wave bigger than any individual personality, bigger than the music itself.
▪ And with so many diverse elements, it still manages to sound like pop?
▪ Voice over Rebekah still manages to lead a robust life playing basketball with her two brothers and practising her flute playing.
▪ The real surprise is that they played so badly down the stretch in both games and still managed to win.
▪ Nevertheless, families still manage to set aside £40.90 a week for leisure goods and services.
▪ For all this, some practitioners of each trade still manage to combine the two.
▪ Imagine, for example, you are an institutional investor managing several billion dollars.
▪ Prudential manages more than 76 billion pounds in funds.
▪ Farnham, which manages about $ 30 billion of investors' money.
▪ Petersburg, Florida, which manages $ 6 billion in assets.
▪ General Investments, which manages around $ 55 billion under management.
▪ Kaiser in San Mateo, California, which manages $ 1 billion in assets.
▪ The legal model assumes that the board of directors manages the ordinary business of the company.
▪ Developers Diversified is a real estate investment trust that acquires, owns and manages shopping and business centers.
▪ Directors were given the exclusive right to manage the day-to-day business of the company.
▪ But the real key to the discounters' success is the way they manage their day-to-day business.
▪ As in World War I, Sotheby's managed to survive; business even improving toward the end.
▪ I thought the trustees were going to manage the business.
▪ Dennis Rawson manages a Realcote Paint business.
▪ They may also be independent funds managed by insurance companies.
▪ He observes that managed care companies have simply responded to employers who pay health benefits and want to cut costs.
▪ It is merely a fund which is managed by a company.
▪ Eichler manages the company with the same philosophy.
▪ I managed to contact the company in January 2000, and its management was very worried about what had happened to Igor.
▪ What will you do if you have to manage in the company without me, eh?
▪ Dimon is a low-profile numbers-cruncher who takes pleasure in managing companies and completing transactions.
▪ They had already spoken, so this time Mrs Darne only smiled and Alice managed a faint smile back.
▪ He managed a pained smile, looking up at her.
▪ The man turned out to be Alan Stewart, the comedian, who managed to force a smile as Roy apologised.
▪ Miguel managed a smile, despite the sting.
▪ Tweed put an affectionate hand on Paula's neck and she managed a wan smile.
▪ It was one of the rare occasions when the Colonel managed a smile.
▪ We thank him profusely, and manage to bring a smile to his face.
▪ This has helped it manage the recession more successfully than would otherwise have been possible.
▪ He helped manage the Fidelity Capital&038;.
▪ One of the daughters helps her father by managing an orphanage for girls.
▪ The solution is not complete, but it helps to manage the dilemmas of working at home.
▪ Setting a simple structure to the day can also help manage the toddler.
▪ Martin is now creating a new software product that will help large companies manage their files in a more effective way.
▪ The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds launched the appeal to help buy and manage the 625acre island.
▪ "Can I help you with that?" "That's OK, I can manage."
▪ "How did you manage while you were unemployed?'' "Luckily, I had some savings.''
Managing four pizza outlets is extremely hard work.
▪ a badly managed company
▪ A few companies encourage tenants to form their own corporations and manage the property themselves.
▪ At least three hostages managed to escape.
▪ Can you manage that door Mike? It looks awfully heavy.
▪ Grandma can't manage the stairs by herself any more.
▪ He finally managed to find an apartment near his office.
▪ Helen was always a difficult child. None of her teachers knew how to manage her.
▪ I'll be away for a week, do you think you can manage on your own?
▪ I could only manage three sit-ups.
▪ I don't know how he managed it, but the crisis is over.
▪ I even managed a few slow turns the first time I went skiing.
▪ I guess we'll manage somehow.
▪ I think I could manage another glass of wine.
▪ If you hadn't have been here, I don't think I would have managed.
▪ It's hard to see sometimes how single parents manage.
▪ Martin still hasn't got his invalidity pension sorted out, but he's managing all right at the moment.
▪ My husband manages a mill, 200 miles north of Bombay.
▪ Arcstar global services provide managed data, multimedia and Internet services to some of the largest companies in the world.
▪ As the story illustrates, however the biases did not fit the challenge of managing performance and change at Iberian Motors.
▪ By a fortunate coincidence of local guts and national conditions, they managed to begin one.
▪ So he managed to compete with success.
▪ So solicitors should try to remain ahead of the judge by managing their own case.
▪ Stressful situations can be managed effectively, thus making you a master of life's events rather than a victim.
▪ We had one really bad fire area and managed to deal with it.
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.]

  1. 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.

  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.

    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.
    --Bp. Hurd.

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

  4. To treat with care; to husband.

  5. 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

  1. 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]

  2. 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" [syn: deal, care, handle]

  3. come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day" [syn: cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal]

  4. watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?" [syn: oversee, supervise, superintend]

  5. achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods [syn: wangle, finagle]

  6. 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.