English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'manage'

(verb) 
Definition
to be in charge of
Within two years, he was managing the store.
Synonyms
be in charge of
,
run
His father ran a prosperous business.
, ,
rule
the feudal lord who ruled this land
,
direct
She will direct day-to-day operations.
,
conduct
I decided to conduct an experiment.
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command
the French general who commands the UN troops in the region
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govern
They go to the polls on Friday to choose the people they want to govern their country.
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administer
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
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oversee
Get a surveyor to oversee and inspect the various stages of the work.
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supervise
One of his jobs was supervising the dining room.
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preside over
,
be head of
,
call the shots in
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superintend
During the interval, he superintended a prize draw.
,
call the tune in
(verb) 
Definition
to be in charge of
Managing your time is increasingly important.
Synonyms
, ,
handle
She handled travel arrangements for the press corps.
,
govern
Try to govern your temper.
,
regulate
a powerful body to regulate the stock market
(verb) 
Definition
to struggle on despite difficulties, esp. financial ones
How did your mother manage when your sister left for university?
Synonyms
cope
He coped really well in difficult circumstances.
, , ,
succeed
the skills and qualities needed to succeed
,
get on
I asked how he was getting on.
,
carry on
,
fare
He was not faring well.
,
get through
,
make out
He wondered how they were making out.
,
cut it (informal)
,
get along
You can't get along without money.
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make do
It's not going to be easy but I can make do.
,
get by (informal)
I'm a survivor. I'll get by.
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crack it (informal)
,
muddle through
(verb) 
those who can only manage a few hours of work
Synonyms
perform
people who have performed outstanding acts of bravery
,
do
I was trying to do some work.
,
deal with
,
achieve
There are many who will work hard to achieve these goals.
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carry out
, ,
cope with
,
accomplish
If we all work together, I think we can accomplish our goal.
,
contrive
Somehow he contrived to pass her a note without the teacher seeing it.
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finish off
,
bring about or off
(verb) 
Definition
to keep under control
Her daughter couldn't manage the horse.
Synonyms
control
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
You should not let other people control you.
,
influence
What you eat may influence your risk of getting cancer.
,
guide
She guided the plane down the runway and took off.
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handle
One report said the aircraft would become difficult to handle.
,
master
His genius alone has mastered every crisis.
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dominate
No company should be permitted to dominate the market.
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manipulate
He's a very difficult character. He manipulates people.
She was unable, for once, to manipulate events.
(verb) 
managing a car well in bad conditions
Synonyms
steer
What is it like to steer a ship of this size?
,
operate
Until his death he owned and operated a huge company.
,
pilot
Local fishermen piloted the boats.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of accomplish
Definition
to complete
If we all work together, I think we can accomplish our goal.
Synonyms
carry out,
bring about,
bring off (informal),
do,
put the tin lid on
in the sense of achieve
Definition
to gain by hard work or effort
There are many who will work hard to achieve these goals.
Synonyms
do,
get,
win,
carry out,
bring about,
bring off (informal),
put the tin lid on
in the sense of administer
Definition
to manage (an organization or estate)
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
Synonyms
run,
preside over,
be in charge of,

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