man·age /ˈmænɪʤ/ 及物動詞
Man·age n. The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See Manege. [Obs.]
Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions, embrace more than they can hold. --Bacon.
Down, down I come; like glistering Phaethon
Wanting the manage of unruly jades.
The unlucky manage of this fatal brawl. --Shak.
Note: ☞ This word, in its limited sense of management of a horse, has been displaced by manege; in its more general meaning, by management.
Man·age v. t. [imp. & p. p. Managed p. pr. & vb. n. Managing ]
1. To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide; to administer; to treat; to handle.
Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed. --Sir I. Newton.
What wars Imanage, and what wreaths I gain. --Prior.
2. Hence, Esp.: to guide by careful or delicate treatment; to wield with address; to make subservient by artful conduct; to bring around cunningly to one's plans.
It was so much his interest to manage his Protestant subjects. --Addison.
It was not her humor to manage those over whom she had gained an ascendant. --Bp. Hurd.
3. To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in graceful or artful action.
4. To treat with care; to husband.
5. To bring about; to contrive.
Syn: -- To direct; govern; control; wield; order; contrive; concert; conduct; transact.
Man·age, v. i. To direct affairs; to carry on business or affairs; to administer.
Leave them to manage for thee. --Dryden.
v 1: 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"
[syn: pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off]
2: 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"
[syn: deal, care, handle]
3: come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just
a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread
every day" [syn: cope, get by, make out, make do,
contend, grapple, deal]
4: watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?" [syn: oversee,
5: achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
[syn: wangle, finagle]
6: carry on or manage; "We could do with a little more help
around here" [syn: do]