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To oversee and manage; supervise.
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  1. To oversee and manage; supervise.
  2. To act as superintendent of; direct; supervise; manage
To direct, conduct, or serve as the leader or conductor of (an orchestra, ballet, etc.)
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  1. To direct, conduct, or serve as the leader or conductor of (an orchestra, ballet, etc.)
  2. (--- Sports) To pass a ball or puck ahead of (a moving teammate) so that the player can receive the pass without changing direction or losing speed.
  3. To guide or direct in a course:
To survey; watch
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  1. To survey; watch
  2. To watch over and direct; supervise.
  3. To catch sight of (a person or persons in some action) secretly or accidentally
To manage the affairs, course, or action of; guide; conduct; regulate
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  1. To manage the affairs, course, or action of; guide; conduct; regulate
  2. To turn or point (a person or thing) toward an object or goal; aim; head
  3. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
To direct the taking of (an oath, pledge, test, etc.)
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  1. To direct the taking of (an oath, pledge, test, etc.)
  2. To give or apply in a formal way:
  3. To give or apply (medicine, etc.)
(Music) To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
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  1. (Music) To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
  2. To manage, control, or direct
  3. To direct the course of; manage or control:
To manage and direct; be in charge of:
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  1. To manage and direct; be in charge of:
  2. To oversee, direct, or manage (work, workers, a project, etc.); superintend
To exercise authority over; direct; command
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  1. To exercise authority over; direct; command
  2. To reduce or prevent the spread of:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
To be the mastermind of (a project)
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  1. To be the mastermind of (a project)
  2. To direct, plan, or supervise (a project or activity).
To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering:
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  1. To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering:
  2. To plan, manage, and bring about by skillful acts or contrivance:
  3. To plan and direct skillfully; superintend; guide (a measure, action, etc. through)
To create (a work of art, for example) in accordance with a prescribed design.
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  1. To create (a work of art, for example) in accordance with a prescribed design.
  2. To carry into effect; administer (laws, etc.)
  3. To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death. To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death.
To direct, execute, or dispose of:
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  1. To direct, execute, or dispose of:
  2. To manage, operate, or use with the hand or hands; manipulate
  3. To manage, control, direct, train, etc.
To tend or take care of (a flock or children, for example).
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  1. To tend or take care of (a flock or children, for example).
  2. To act as a spectator; look on:
  3. To guard, keep surveillance on, or spy on:
To point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead
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  1. To point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead
  2. To direct the course or motion of (a vehicle, implement, etc.) by physical action
  3. To exert control or influence over; direct:
To perform the duties and functions of an office or a position of authority.
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  1. To perform the duties and functions of an office or a position of authority.
  2. To perform the functions of a priest, minister, rabbi, etc. at a religious ceremony
  3. To perform from a position of authority (an official duty or function).
To steer or control the course of:
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  1. To steer or control the course of:
  2. To serve as the pilot of (a plane, for example).
  3. To guide; conduct; lead
To follow or move in a set course.
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  1. To follow or move in a set course.
  2. To advise or direct (a person) toward a place or course of action:
  3. (Intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
To administer or dispense (a sacrament, for example).
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  1. To administer or dispense (a sacrament, for example).
  2. To give help (to)
  3. To attend to the wants and needs of others:
To put or maintain in order:
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  1. To put or maintain in order:
  2. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
  3. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
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  1. To influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something
  2. To handle and move in an examination or for therapeutic purposes:
  3. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner:
To direct or guide (a vehicle, tool, etc.) with skill and dexterity
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  1. To direct or guide (a vehicle, tool, etc.) with skill and dexterity
  2. To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal:
  3. To move or direct through a series of movements or changes in course:
To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in:
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  1. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in:
  2. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
  3. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power:
To hold the position of authority; act as chairperson or president:
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  1. To hold the position of authority; act as chairperson or president:
  2. To be in the position of authority in an assembly; serve as chairman
  3. To possess or exercise authority or control:
To provide with a head:
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  1. To provide with a head:
  2. (Sports) To hit (a soccer ball) in the air with one's head.
  3. To form a head, as lettuce or cabbage.
(Nautical) To cause to move on a course:
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  1. (Nautical) To cause to move on a course:
  2. To bring, lead, or force into a specified condition, situation, etc. by or as by running
  3. To take a particular form, order, or expression:
To produce a desired or proper effect:
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  1. To produce a desired or proper effect:
  2. To be in action so as to produce an effect; act; function; work
  3. To control the functioning of; run:
To administer.
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  1. To administer.
  2. To manage or direct; administer
(Football) To direct the offense of.
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  1. (Football) To direct the offense of.
  2. To act as quarterback for (a team)
  3. To direct or lead; manage
To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
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  1. To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
  2. To keep in existence; sustain:
  3. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
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  1. To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
  2. To like or appreciate; to consider to be appealing, tasteful, or suitable.
(Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To watch or protect; to keep safe.
To take care of; to effect; to make happen.
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To give or undergo a course of training:
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  1. To give or undergo a course of training:
  2. To guide or control the mental, moral, etc. development of; bring up; rear
  3. To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
To give orders to; direct:
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  1. To give orders to; direct:
  2. To teach or direct; to give instructions.
  3. To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide
To pay out, as from a fund; expend.
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  1. To pay out, as from a fund; expend.
  2. (Finance) To pay out, expend; usually from a public fund or treasury.
To place in separate pieces or examples over an area; scatter:
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  1. To place in separate pieces or examples over an area; scatter:
  2. To apportion so as to be evenly spread throughout a given area:
  3. (Logic) To use (a term) so as to include all individuals or entities of a given class.
To manage economically; conserve
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  1. To manage economically; conserve
  2. (Archaic) To provide with a husband or become the husband of; marry
  3. To use sparingly or economically; conserve:
To put in the correct, proper, or suitable order
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  1. To put in the correct, proper, or suitable order
  2. To come to an agreement (with a person, about a thing)
  3. To come to an agreement:
To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
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  1. To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
  2. To exercise power or authority; be in control; act as a commander
  3. To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate:
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  1. To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate:
  2. (Grammar) To require (a specific morphological form) of accompanying words.
  3. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
To act as a steward
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  1. To act as a steward
  2. To be the steward of (something); manage
  3. To serve as a steward or as the steward of.
To decorate with raised ornaments, metal studs, etc.
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  1. To decorate with raised ornaments, metal studs, etc.
  2. To give orders to, especially in an arrogant or domineering manner:
  3. (Informal) To order (a person) about; act bossy with
(Idiomatic) To be the leader, to be in charge
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  1. (Idiomatic) To be the leader, to be in charge
(Idiomatic, chiefly US) To make the decisions; to be in charge; to give orders.
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  1. (Idiomatic, chiefly US) To make the decisions; to be in charge; to give orders.
To make complete; perfect
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  1. To make complete; perfect
  2. To do; succeed in doing; complete (a task, time, or distance)
  3. To succeed in doing (a task, for example); carry out or complete.
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  1. To accomplish, achieve.
  2. To cause to take place.
To bring about; produce as a result; cause; accomplish
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  1. To bring about; produce as a result; cause; accomplish
  2. To bring about; make happen; cause or accomplish:
(Nautical) To sail close to the wind.
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  1. (Nautical) To sail close to the wind.
  2. (Idiomatic) To endure hardship cheerfully.
To continue to live after or in spite of
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  1. To continue to live after or in spite of
  2. To live, persist, or remain usable through:
  3. To remain alive or in existence.
(Intransitive) To only afford the essentials; to barely sustain oneself.
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  1. (Intransitive) To only afford the essentials; to barely sustain oneself.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
To produce a desired or proper effect:
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  1. To produce a desired or proper effect:
  2. To bring about a desired or appropriate effect; have a certain influence
  3. To perform a function; work:
To go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking, and (in a two-legged animal) in such a way that for an instant both feet are off the ground
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  1. To go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking, and (in a two-legged animal) in such a way that for an instant both feet are off the ground
  2. To migrate, especially to move in a shoal in order to spawn. Used of fish.
  3. To be in operation; function or work:
To put or bring into action or service; employ for or apply to a given purpose
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  1. To put or bring into action or service; employ for or apply to a given purpose
  2. To take or consume for a purpose:
  3. To avail oneself of; practice:
To exert an influence. Used with on or upon :
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  1. To exert an influence. Used with on or upon :
  2. To make, achieve, or pay for by work or effort:
  3. To cause to operate or function; actuate, use, or manage:
To direct the course of; manage or control:
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  1. To direct the course of; manage or control:
  2. To be the leader of; direct (an orchestra, choir, etc.)
  3. (Music) To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
To manage the affairs, course, or action of; guide; conduct; regulate
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  1. To manage the affairs, course, or action of; guide; conduct; regulate
  2. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
  3. In a direct manner; directly
To be in action so as to produce an effect; act; function; work
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  1. To be in action so as to produce an effect; act; function; work
  2. To conduct or direct the affairs of (a business, etc.); manage
  3. To control the functioning of; run:
To control, manage, or direct:
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  1. To control, manage, or direct:
  2. To subject oneself or be subjected to:
  3. To do or carry out:
(Intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
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  1. (Intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
  2. To direct the course or movement of
  3. To direct a conversation.
To give or apply (medicine, etc.)
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  1. To give or apply (medicine, etc.)
  2. To give or apply in a formal way:
  3. To direct the taking of (an oath, pledge, test, etc.)
To administer.
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  1. To administer.
  2. To manage or direct; administer
To cause to move in a certain direction or toward a certain object; turn or point:
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  1. To cause to move in a certain direction or toward a certain object; turn or point:
  2. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
  3. To turn or point (a person or thing) toward an object or goal; aim; head
To hold in check; restrain; curb
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  1. To hold in check; restrain; curb
  2. (Grammar) To require (a specific morphological form) of accompanying words.
  3. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
To provide with a head:
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  1. To provide with a head:
  2. (Sports) To hit (a soccer ball) in the air with one's head.
  3. To form a head, as lettuce or cabbage.
To extend, spread, or climb as a result of growing:
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  1. To extend, spread, or climb as a result of growing:
  2. (Nautical) To cause to move on a course:
  3. To do or carry out:
To oversee and manage; supervise.
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  1. To oversee and manage; supervise.
  2. To act as superintendent of; direct; supervise; manage
To manage and direct; be in charge of:
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  1. To manage and direct; be in charge of:
  2. To oversee, direct, or manage (work, workers, a project, etc.); superintend
To prepare for further use especially by washing:
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  1. To prepare for further use especially by washing:
  2. Used with the infinitive without to in questions, negative statements, and inverted phrases:
  3. To work out; solve
To happen; result
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  1. To happen; result
  2. To be in a specified condition or position; get on; go through an experience
  3. To happen or develop:
To make an effort to resist:
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  1. To make an effort to resist:
  2. To attempt to manage without assistance:
  3. To ward off. Often used with off:
(Intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
To succeed (often clumsily) despite being il-equipped or untrained.
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  1. To succeed (often clumsily) despite being il-equipped or untrained.
To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
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  1. To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
  2. To change position, direction, form, character, etc.
  3. To use a shift key.

Synonym Study

  • Direct implies less supervision of actual details, but stresses the issuance of general orders or instructions to direct the construction of a dam
  • Conduct implies supervising by using one's executive skill, knowledge, and wisdom to conduct a sales campaign
  • Control implies firm direction by regulation or restraint and often connotes complete domination the school board controls the system
  • Manage implies supervision that involves the personal handling of all details to manage a department
Find another word for manage. In this page you can discover 106 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for manage, like: superintend, lead, oversee, direct, administer, conduct, supervise, control, mastermind, engineer and carry on.