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English verb: manage

1. manage (social) be successful; achieve a goal

SamplesShe 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.

Synonymsbring off, carry off, negociate, pull off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods, succeed, win


2. manage (social) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

SamplesI can deal with this crew of workers.
This blender can't handle nuts.
She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old.

Synonymscare, deal, handle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)command, control

Narrower (hyponym)administer, administrate, carry on, come to grips, conduct, coordinate, deal, direct, dispose of, get to grips, juggle, mind, misconduct, mishandle, mismanage, organise, organize, process, take care, touch, work

3. manage (social) come to terms with

SamplesWe got by on just a gallon of gas.
They made do on half a loaf of bread every day.

Synonymscontend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)act, move

Narrower (hyponym)cope with, cut, extemporize, fend, hack, improvise, match, meet, rub along, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by

4. manage (social) watch and direct

SamplesWho is overseeing this project?.

Synonymsoversee, superintend, supervise

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)administer, administrate

Narrower (hyponym)build

5. manage (social) achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

Synonymsfinagle, wangle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody something

Broader (hypernym)accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

6. manage (social) carry on or function

SamplesWe could do with a little more help around here.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

7. manage (contact) handle effectively

SamplesThe burglar wielded an axe.
The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well.

Synonymshandle, wield

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)manipulate

Narrower (hyponym)ply, pump, sweep, swing, swing out

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