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.