The handling or government of anything, but esp. of a horse; management; administration. See Manege.
- To direct or control the use of; handle: manage a complex machine tool.
- To exert control over: "Managing the news . . . is the oldest game in town” ( James Reston). "A major crisis to be managed loomed on the horizon” ( Time).
- To make submissive to one's authority, discipline, or persuasion.
- To direct the affairs or interests of: manage a company; an agency that manages performers. See Synonyms at conduct.
- To succeed in accomplishing or achieving, especially with difficulty; contrive or arrange: managed to get a promotion.
- To direct or conduct business affairs.
- To continue to get along; carry on: learning how to manage on my own.