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Synonyms for manage
ˈmæn ɪdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off, manage(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    bear off, negotiate, bring off, finagle, care, talk terms, eliminate, bear away, supervise, eradicate, grapple, decimate, pull off, wield, deal, contend, do, oversee, wangle, annihilate, make out, carry away, wipe out, negociate, pick off, handle, draw away, draw off, take away, extinguish, cope, tweak, make do, get by, superintend, carry off, pluck

    Antonyms:
    fail

  2. manage, deal, care, handle(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    wish, divvy up, shell out, give care, plow, carry on, bring off, lot, apportion, dish out, deal out, allot, care, portion out, wield, consider, take, treat, share, dispense, dole out, finagle, grapple, administer, pull off, deal, supervise, parcel out, trade, contend, do, address, oversee, make out, worry, mete out, negociate, like, distribute, do by, handle, conduct, cover, palm, sell, cope, wangle, make do, get by, superintend, look at, carry off

    Antonyms:
    fail

  3. cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage(verb)

    come to terms with

    "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

    Synonyms:
    wield, take, finagle, discern, bang, screw, vie, handle, recognise, deal, grapple, distinguish, debate, repugn, make love, divvy up, do, jazz, spot, roll in the hay, cut, escape, be intimate, get along, address, fight, lot, pick out, get out, portion out, eff, dole out, make do, compete, plow, bed, do it, consider, superintend, have intercourse, make out, share, struggle, tell apart, supervise, neck, apportion, contest, fill in, administer, treat, parcel out, sell, have it away, sleep with, bring off, dispense, get off, dish out, contend, come, issue, love, argue, hump, get laid, fence, negociate, get away, pull off, allot, have it off, get it on, oversee, sleep together, cover, get by, distribute, write out, carry on, carry off, cope, recognize, bonk, know, wangle, mete out, look at, postulate, have sex, complete, grip, care, fare, lie with, deal out, trade, shell out, have a go at it, conduct, fill out

    Antonyms:
    fail

  4. oversee, supervise, superintend, manage(verb)

    watch and direct

    "Who is overseeing this project?"

    Synonyms:
    make do, supervise, contend, cope, wangle, finagle, handle, superintend, pull off, monitor, oversee, negociate, grapple, carry off, bring off, make out, wield, get by, do, care, deal

    Antonyms:
    fail

  5. wangle, finagle, manage(verb)

    achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

    Synonyms:
    superintend, misrepresent, fudge, make do, fake, supervise, contend, cope, wangle, handle, deal, manipulate, pull off, oversee, cook, falsify, negociate, grapple, carry off, bring off, make out, wield, get by, do, care, finagle

    Antonyms:
    fail

  6. do, manage(verb)

    carry on or function

    "We could do with a little more help around here"

    Synonyms:
    perform, act, bring off, behave, get along, finagle, care, suffice, wield, fare, superintend, answer, supervise, make, grapple, arrange, pull off, deal, execute, cause, contend, do, coiffure, oversee, wangle, make out, practice, negociate, handle, exercise, serve, come, coiffe, cope, set, make do, get by, practise, coif, dress, carry off

    Antonyms:
    fail

  7. wield, handle, manage(verb)

    handle effectively

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

    Synonyms:
    superintend, make out, wangle, make do, cope, contend, do by, supervise, finagle, handle, palm, plow, pull off, oversee, wield, grapple, cover, negociate, maintain, address, treat, carry off, bring off, exert, get by, do, care, deal

    Antonyms:
    fail

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. manage

    Govern carries the idea of authoritative administration or some exercise of authority that is at once effective and continuous; control is effective, but may be momentary or occasional. One controls what he holds or can hold at will absolutely in check; as, a skilful horseman controls a spirited horse; a person controls his temper; we say to one who is excited, "control yourself." A person commands another when he has, or claims, the right to make that other do his will, with power of inflicting penalty if not obeyed; he controls another whom he can effectually prevent from doing anything contrary to his will; he governs one whom he actually does cause, regularly or constantly, to obey his will; a parent may command a child whom he can not govern or control. The best teachers are not greatly prone to command, but govern or control their pupils largely by other means. Command is, however, often used in the sense of securing, as well as requiring, submission or obedience, as when we speak of a commanding influence; a man commands the situation when he can shape events as he pleases; a fortress commands the region when no enemy can pass against its resistance. Govern implies the exercise of knowledge and judgment as well as power. To rule is more absolute and autocratic than to govern; to sway is to move by quiet but effectual influence; to mold is not only to influence feeling and action, but to shape character; to manage is to secure by skilful contrivance the doing of one's will by those whom one can not directly control; a wise mother, by gentle means, sways the feelings and molds the lives of her children; to be able to manage servants is an important element of good housekeeping. The word reign, once so absolute, now simply denotes that one holds the official station of sovereign in a monarchy, with or without effective power; the Queen of England reigns; the Czar of Russia both reigns and rules.

    Synonyms:
    command, control, curb, direct, govern, influence, mold, reign, reign over, restrain, rule, sway

    Antonyms:
    be in subjection, be subject, comply, obey, submit, yield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. manage

    Synonyms:
    handle, manipulate, control, conduct, administer, mould, regulate, contrive, train, husband, direct, wield

    Antonyms:
    mismanage, misconduct, upset, derange, misuse

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. manage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    conduct, direct, regulate, superintend, supervise, administer, carry on, have the charge of

  2. manage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rule (with address or artifice), control, govern, guide

  3. manage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    wield, handle

  4. manage(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    manœuvre, concert measures, contrive ways, direct affairs, pull the wires or strings

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. manage(v)

    Synonyms:
    conduct, administer, supervise, manipulate, superintend, engineer, contrive, husband, economize

How to pronounce manage?

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How to use manage in a sentence?

  1. Peter Navarro:

    For many, many years, particularly because of budget cutbacks, there was no inclination to manage our forests. That's actually a real issue.

  2. Li Keqiang:

    In the face of pressure from a slowing global economy, I believe people are all in the same boat. We should promote the spirit of partnership, carry out equal consultations, seek common ground while reserving differences and manage and control disputes.

  3. Colin Cowherd:

    It's baseball, you don't think a general manager can manage ? Like it's impossible ? The game is too complex ?

  4. Bruce Rauner:

    In the meantime, we're going to manage the government without a budget, try to minimize the disruption to the people of Illinois and we're committed to working hard to make sure the men and women that serve the government are paid their full salaries on time.

  5. Minister Narendra Modi:

    According to health experts, a minimum of 21 days is most crucial to break the cycle of infection. If we are not able to manage this pandemic in the next 21 days, the country and your family will be setback by 21 years. If we are not able to manage the next 21 days, then many families will be destroyed forever.

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