April 04, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
manage /ˈmænɪʤ/ verb

manages; managed; managing

The woman manages the flower shop.
The woman manages the flower shop.
Learner's definition of MANAGE

1 [+ object]

a : to have control of (something, such as a business, department, sports team, etc.)

  • She manages [=runs] her family's bakery.

  • The business is managed by the owner's daughter.

  • The company is badly managed.

  • When she managed the department, we never missed a deadline.

b : to take care of and make decisions about (someone's time, money, etc.)

  • He manages his own finances.

  • You need to manage [=use] your time more wisely.

c : to direct the professional career of (someone, such as an entertainer or athlete)

  • an agency that manages entertainers

2 [+ object]

a : to control the movements or actions of (something)

  • She manages [=handles] her skis well.

  • He is skillful in managing horses.

: to keep (something) under your control

  • He's not able to manage [=(more commonly) control] his emotions.

  • This form of diabetes can be managed by diet. [=it can be controlled by eating a certain way]

b : to control the behavior of (a child, animal, etc.)

  • She has difficulty managing [=handling] her young students.

3 [+ object] : to use (something) carefully and without waste

  • There's enough food if we manage it well.

  • We need to do a better job of managing our natural resources.

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