Synonyms for (verb) manage

Synonyms: handle, wield, manage

Definition: handle effectively

Usage: The burglar wielded an axe; The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

Similar words: manipulate

Definition: hold something in one's hands and move it


Synonyms: deal, handle, manage, care

Definition: be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

Usage: I can deal with this crew of workers; This blender can't handle nuts; She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

Similar words: command, control

Definition: exercise authoritative control or power over

Usage: control the budget; Command the military forces


Synonyms: oversee, manage, superintend, supervise

Definition: watch and direct

Usage: Who is overseeing this project?

Similar words: administer, administrate

Definition: work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of

Usage: administer a program; she administers the funds


Synonyms: bring off, carry off, negociate, manage, pull off

Definition: be successful; achieve a goal

Usage: She succeeded in persuading us all; I managed to carry the box upstairs; She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it; The pianist negociated the difficult runs

Similar words: win, succeed, bring home the bacon, come through, deliver the goods

Definition: attain success or reach a desired goal

Usage: The enterprise succeeded; We succeeded in getting tickets to the show; she struggled to overcome her handicap and won


Synonyms: wangle, manage, finagle

Definition: achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

Similar words: accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

Definition: to gain with effort

Usage: she achieved her goal despite setbacks


Synonyms: deal, contend, cope, make do, make out, manage, grapple, get by

Definition: come to terms with

Usage: We got by on just a gallon of gas; They made do on half a loaf of bread every day

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel