manage

[ man-ij ]
/ ˈmæn ɪdʒ /

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.

Origin of manage

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

Synonym study

4. See rule.
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British Dictionary definitions for managing (1 of 2)

managing

/ (ˈmænɪdʒɪŋ) /

adjective

having administrative control or authoritya managing director

British Dictionary definitions for managing (2 of 2)

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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Word Origin and History for managing

manage


v.

1560s, probably from Italian maneggiare "to handle," especially "to control a horse," ultimately from Latin noun manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)). Influenced by French manège "horsemanship" (earliest English sense was of handling horses), which also was from Italian. Extended to other objects or business from 1570s. Slang sense of "get by" first recorded 1650s. Related: Managed; managing. Managed economy was used by 1933.

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