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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  --Bacon. 
 
  Down  down  I  come  like  glistering  Pha["e]thon 
 
  Wanting  the  manage  of  unruly  jades.  --Shak. 
 
  The  unlucky  manage  of  this  fatal  brawl.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  This  word  in  its  limited  sense  of  management  of  a 
  horse,  has  been  displaced  by  manege;  in  its  more 
  general  meaning,  by  management. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Manage  \Man"age\,  v.  i. 
  To  direct  affairs;  to  carry  on  business  or  affairs;  to 
  administer. 
 
  Leave  them  to  manage  for  thee.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.  --Prior. 
 
  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.  --Addison. 
 
  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.  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  bring  about  to  contrive.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  direct;  govern;  control;  wield;  order  contrive; 
  concert;  conduct;  transact. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  manage 
  v  1:  be  successful;  achieve  a  goal;  "She  succeeded  in  persuading 
  us  all";  "I  managed  to  carry  the  box  upstairs"  [syn:  {pull 
  off},  {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."  [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}] 




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