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manage

[ man-ij ]
/ ˈmæn ɪdʒ /
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verb (used with object), man·aged, man·ag·ing.

verb (used without object), man·aged, man·ag·ing.

to conduct business, commercial affairs, etc.; be in charge: Who will manage while the boss is away?
to continue to function, progress, or succeed, usually despite hardship or difficulty; get along: How will he manage with his wife gone? It was a rough time, but we managed.

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Origin of manage

1555–65; earlier manege<Italian maneggiare to handle, train (horses), derivative of mano<Latin manus hand

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4. See rule.

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British Dictionary definitions for manage

manage
/ (ˈmænɪdʒ) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

an archaic word for manège

Word Origin for manage

C16: from Italian maneggiare to control, train (esp horses), ultimately from Latin manus hand
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