English Synonyms and Antonyms
A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.
E'en children followed with endearing wile.
GoldsmithDeserted Village, l. 184.
A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.
maneuver, manoeuvre, simulated military operationnoun
a military training exercise
tactic, tactics, maneuver, manoeuvrenoun
a plan for attaining a particular goal
maneuver, manoeuvre, playnoun
a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
"he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
turn, manoeuvre, dramatic play, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, tactical manoeuvre, caper, tactical maneuver, romp, gambol, tactics, simulated military operation, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, evasive action, gaming, swordplay, tactic, looseness, fun, drama
maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvrenoun
a move made to gain a tactical end
maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive actionverb
an action aimed at evading an opponent
steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channeliseverb
direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
channelize, operate, transfer, taper, repoint, place, pass, show, head, target, lead, sharpen, take, indicate, signal, point, betoken, aim, channelise, take aim, train, steer, channel, manoeuver, transport, address, manoeuvre, direct, level, engineer, organize, charge, organise, luff, calculate, head up, conduct, draw, bespeak, guide on, run, orient, send, orchestrate, mastermind, guide, designate, transmit
maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvreverb
act in order to achieve a certain goal
"He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operateverb
perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
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How to use maneuver in a sentence?
The market is taking very well to what appears to be the fact that Trump is able to maneuver the trade talks in our favor, we're seeing a continuation of that positive momentum this morning.
The captain had his hands full for a while there. Kudos to him for keeping us safe. Not easy to maneuver a boat in 150-mph winds!
He definitely learned a lot about how to maneuver, to incite conflict between each contestant and each political candidate.
There is always room to maneuver, and I think this is one of those times.
In an election year, especially when the president is getting backlash that the tax cut benefits only the rich, seeking a way to democratize the stock market to low income earners would be a popular maneuver.
Translations for maneuver
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- manévry, manévr, manévrovatCzech
- Manöver, manövrierenGerman
- ελίσσομαι, ελιγμός, ελίσσωGreek
- manovro, manovriEsperanto
- maniobra, maniobrarSpanish
- رزمایش, مانورPersian
- manöveroida, liike, manööveriFinnish
- manœuvre, manœuvrerFrench
- hadművelet, manőver, hadgyakorlat, manőverezHungarian
- manovrare, manovraItalian
- manoeuvreren, manoeuvre, laveren, intrigerenDutch
- manøvrere, manøverNorwegian
- манёвры, сманеврировать, манёвр, маневрироватьRussian
- manövrera, manöver, intrigeraSwedish
- dùng mưu kếVietnamese
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