Word family noun management manager manageability manageress adjective manageableunmanageable managerial verb manage
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmanageman‧age /ˈmænɪdʒ/ ●●● S1 W1 verb 1 business [transitive]MANAGER to direct or control a business or department and the people, equipment, and money involved in it He was asked to manage a new department. Managing a football team is harder than you think. The company had been very badly managed. a brewery which has been owned and managed by the same family for over 100 yearssee thesaurus at control2 do something difficult [intransitive, transitive]SUCCEED IN DOING something to succeed in doing something difficult, especially after trying very hardmanage to do something I finally managed to push the huge animal away. How do you manage to stay so slim? We somehow managed to persuade him. Juventus managed two goals in the last ten minutes. I don’t know how I’ll manage it, but I’ll be there.see thesaurus at succeedRegisterIn written English, people often use succeed in doing something rather than manage to do something, as it sounds more formal:At a time of depression, Roosevelt succeeded in restoring hope.3 deal with problems [intransitive]DEAL WITH to succeed in dealing with problems, living in a difficult situation etc I don’t know how she manages with seven children. We didn’t have the proper equipment, but we managed somehow.manage without How do you manage without a washing machine?manage with I can’t afford to get you a new coat – you’ll have to manage with the one you’ve got.4 time/money etc [transitive]EFFECTIVE to use your time, money etc sensibly, without wasting it Paying a little each month can help you manage your money. You need to learn to manage your time more effectively. Consultants can help academic institutions to manage their resources more efficiently.5 live without much money [intransitive]DEAL WITH to succeed in buying the things that you need in order to live even though you do not have very much money SYN get by I honestly don’t know how we’ll manage now Keith’s lost his job. It’ll be tight, but I guess I’ll just about manage.manage on People like Jim have to manage on as little as $75 a week. 6 not need help [intransitive, transitive] spokenNEED to be able to do something or carry something without help Can you manage all right, Mum? You’ll never manage that suitcase; let me take it. Thank you, but I think I can manage perfectly well on my own.7 keep tidy [transitive] especially British EnglishTIDY to succeed in keeping something neat and tidy He’ll never manage such a big garden on his own.8 control [transitive]CONTROL to control the behaviour of a person or animal, so that they do what you want It’s hard to manage your children and do the shopping. The horse was huge and vicious. Giles was the only one who could manage her.9 be strong enough [transitive]DEAL WITH to be able to do something because you are strong enough or healthy enough He tried to walk, but managed only a few shaky steps.10 eat/drink [transitive]EATDRINK to be able to eat or drink something Could you manage another drink? 11 cause problems [transitive]CAUSE to do something that causes problems – used humorouslymanage to do something Andrews has managed to get himself sacked. I don’t know how I managed to arrive so late.12 manage a few words/a smile etc13 have time for [transitive]TIME/HAVE TIME to be able to meet someone or do something, even though you are busy Can you manage dinner tonight? ‘Is there any chance you could work late?’ ‘I think I could manage an hour.’GRAMMAR: ComparisonmanageYou manage to do something: She managed to persuade him. Don’t say: She managed persuading him.You can say that you manage something or just that you manage: Did you manage it?Somehow I managed.succeedYou succeed in doing something: She succeeded in persuading him. Don’t say: She succeeded to persuade him.You can also use succeed on its own: I hope you succeed. Don’t say: I hope you succeed it.→ See Verb table
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manage"Can I help you with that?" "That's OK, I can manage."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.I even managed a few slow turns the first time I went skiing.My husband manages a mill, 200 miles north of Bombay.Martin still hasn't got his invalidity pension sorted out, but he's managing all right at the moment.I think I could manage another glass of wine.a badly managed companyArcstar global services provide managed data, multimedia and Internet services to some of the largest companies in the world.Stressful situations can be managed effectively, thus making you a master of life's events rather than a victim.Managing four pizza outlets is extremely hard work.Helen was always a difficult child. None of her teachers knew how to manage her.I don't know how he managed it, but the crisis is over.I'll be away for a week, do you think you can manage on your own?As the story illustrates, however the biases did not fit the challenge of managing performance and change at Iberian Motors.I guess we'll manage somehow.Can you manage that door Mike? It looks awfully heavy.A few companies encourage tenants to form their own corporations and manage the property themselves.Grandma can't manage the stairs by herself any more.So solicitors should try to remain ahead of the judge by managing their own case.I could only manage three sit-ups.By a fortunate coincidence of local guts and national conditions, they managed to begin one.So he managed to compete with success.We had one really bad fire area and managed to deal with it.At least three hostages managed to escape.He finally managed to find an apartment near his office."How did you manage while you were unemployed?'' "Luckily, I had some savings.''manage itIf it hadn't been for the help from her children she couldn't have managed it.To effectively implement change you still need to manage it.Well, a few of us manage it.First, I don't see how one man could have managed it alone.She could manage it for a full two minutes or more.If you do manage it, the fight is by no means over.We thought we managed it well; we were making more money than most people I knew.How was it then that all these ordinary people seemed to manage it with effortless ease?manage withoutHow do you manage without a phone?manage onWe are trying to manage on a limited budget.manage to do somethingDespite a further weakening of demand, St Ives managed to hold pre-tax profits at £10.1m in the six months to January.Some couples, highly intelligent and normally with a good command over words, manage to keep themselves endlessly but unknowingly confused.Do you know, I managed to leave my briefcase in the examining room.Earthscan should be congratulated for its initiative, especially as it has managed to produce readable technical material.After some fumbling I had managed to read my first article by Julie Bitchkill.It took the better part of an hour, but in the end we managed to squeeze everything in.The Doctor said it was a miracle that the pilot had managed to steer the plane down at all.She managed to tell me what had happened.could manageShe'd included a sleeping-bag in the luggage she'd brought with her, so she could manage.With such dignity as I could manage I began to walk back to the village.I would never have believed that I could manage it.The Florida Stock Index, tracking about 100 companies, could manage only a 1. 2 % increase.And you never let on what you could manage to do if pressed.If only he could manage to finish the Koran.But he was temporary books editor while his boss was on holiday, so he could manage to fix something.The best the top performing expert could manage was just over £80.
From King Business Dictionarymanageman‧age /ˈmænɪdʒ/ verb1[intransitive, transitive]COMMERCE to direct or control a business, part of a business, or the people who work in itHe will be managing a staff of about 1,500.The unions had undermined the employers’ ability to manage.2[transitive]FINANCE if a financial institution manages someone’s money, it decides when and where to invest itinvestors who use trading advisers to manage their money in futures marketsprofessionally managed pension funds→ See Verb tableOrigin manage (1500-1600) Italian maneggiare, from mano hand, from Latin manus