View synonyms for management


[ man-ij-muhnt ]


  1. the act or manner of managing; handling, direction, or control.

    Synonyms: treatment, guidance, conduct, charge, care, administration, regulation

  2. skill in managing; executive ability:

    great management and tact.

  3. the person or persons controlling and directing the affairs of a business, institution, etc.:

    The store is under new management.

  4. executives collectively, considered as a class ( labor ).


/ ˈmænɪdʒmənt /


  1. the members of the executive or administration of an organization or business See also line management middle management top management
  2. managers or employers collectively
  3. the technique, practice, or science of managing, controlling or dealing with

    anger management

  4. the skilful or resourceful use of materials, time, etc
  5. the specific treatment of a disease, disorder, etc
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  1. The body of individuals who run major businesses, usually without owning them but often with the reward of stock options .

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Other Words From

  • man·age·men·tal [man-ij-, men, -tl], adjective
  • anti·manage·ment adjective noun
  • non·manage·ment noun adjective
  • pro·manage·ment adjective
  • self-manage·ment noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of management1

First recorded in 1590–1600; manage + -ment
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Example Sentences

Improving fire management practices is also critical, Abatzoglou said.

From Vox

However it’s clearly intended for SMBs and focuses on simplification of content management across Facebook properties.

The government is also using technology for its management of the coronavirus outbreak.

From Fortune

The “why” was that today, with business travel, you need to stitch different systems together, like booking and travel management and expensing.

From Fortune

Colin Mayer is the Peter Moores professor of management studies at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School, and academic lead of the Future of the Corporation program at the British Academy.

From Fortune

First, his credentials: He did international mergers and acquisitions at Lazard, a financial and asset management firm.

That apparently includes some members of the management of the airport itself and some air traffic controllers.

Ironically, the play deals with the ‘management’ of information by the Establishment.

If Christie was not a presidential aspirant with an anger-management problem, the episode might not even make the list.

The flight management computers include the navigation data programmed for every flight.

With the management of these, however, the Earl of Pit Town did not trouble himself.

Tobacco requires a great deal of skill and trouble in the right management of it.

Odd differences, reflecting differences of intelligence, show themselves in the management of this diagram of the human face.

The financial condition of the applying bank or trust company and the general character of its management.

I could have wished my noble friend had been alive to have seen my management of this case.





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