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Another word for manage

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Verb
  1. To control or direct the functioning of

      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. To put into service or employ for a purpose:
      2. To avail oneself of; practice:
      3. To conduct oneself toward; treat or handle:
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. To perform a function; work:
      2. To perform surgery.
      3. To exert an influence:
    See also:

    control

  2. To control the course of (an activity)

      1. To guide (a vessel or vehicle), especially by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or wheel:
      2. To set and follow (a course):
      3. To direct the course of:
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. To perform a function; work:
      2. To perform surgery.
      3. To exert an influence:
      1. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
      2. To supervise or oversee (an activity or process):
      3. To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.
      1. To direct the course of; manage or control:
      2. To lead or guide:
      3. To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
      1. Small or compact enough to be carried aboard and stowed on an airplane, train, or bus by a passenger:
      2. A carry-on bag, suitcase, or other item.
    See also:

    over

  3. To have charge of (the affairs of others)

    See also:

    over

  4. To progress or perform adequately, especially in difficult circumstances

Another word for manage

Verb
  1. To direct

  2. To contrive

  3. To get along

    See also:

    endure

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