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One entry found for manage.
Main Entry: man·age
Pronunciation: primarystressman-ij
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): man·aged; man·ag·ing
Etymology: from Italian maneggiare "to handle, direct, manage," from mano "hand," from Latin manus "hand" --related to MANEUVER, MANUAL, MANUFACTURE --see Word History at MANEUVER
1 : to look after and make decisions about : DIRECT <manage a factory>
2 : to make and keep under one's control : HANDLE <manages her skis well> <skill in managing horses>
3 : to treat with care : HUSBAND <there's enough food if it's managed well>
4 : to succeed in one's purpose : GET ALONG <manages despite a heavy schedule> <always manages to win somehow>
- man·age·abil·i·ty /secondarystressman-ij-schwa-primarystressbil-schwat-emacron/ noun
- man·age·able /primarystressman-ij-schwa-bschwal/ adjective

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