Synonyms of manage


1. pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off, manage, succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods

usage: 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"

2. manage, deal, care, handle, control, command

usage: 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"

3. cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage, act, move

usage: come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

4. oversee, supervise, superintend, manage, administer, administrate

usage: watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?"

5. wangle, finagle, manage, achieve, accomplish, attain, reach

usage: achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

6. do, manage

usage: carry on or function; "We could do with a little more help around here"

7. wield, handle, manage, manipulate

usage: handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"

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Definition and meaning of manage (Dictionary)