verb (used with object), man·aged, man·ag·ing.
verb (used without object), man·aged, man·ag·ing.
Origin of manage
Examples from the Web for well-managed
“After August 2002, it was a well-managed program with specific instructions with what to do,” Rodriguez insisted.CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me|Kimberly Dozier|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And although there may be abuse, in well-managed companies it is quite infrequent.
Like a well-managed insurance policy, it can benefit employers too.
The club had healthy profits and was generating a good amount of cash—one of the surest measures of a well-managed business.
On well-managed estates of this size, the expenses should not exceed $10,000.To Cuba and Back|Richard Henry Dana
No detail of a well-managed hospital, from the record files and wheel stretchers to the hand-power washing machine, is neglected.Notable Women Of Modern China|Margaret E. Burton
Even in the well-managed town of Carson, school directors sometimes neglected their work.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods|Lawrence J. Leslie
A well-managed herd is noted for absence of rowdyism amongst its members.Our First Half-Century|Government of Queensland
But in the well-managed Egyptian Service no such difficulties arose.The River War|Winston S. Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for well-managed (1 of 2)
adjective (well managed when postpositive)
British Dictionary definitions for well-managed (2 of 2)
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for manage
Word Origin and History for well-managed
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.