verb (used with object), managed, managing.
to bring about or succeed in accomplishing, sometimes despite difficulty or hardship:
She managed to see the governor. How does she manage it on such a small income?
to take charge or care of:
to manage my investments.
to dominate or influence (a person) by tact, flattery, or artifice:
He manages the child with exemplary skill.
to handle, direct, govern, or control in action or use:
She managed the boat efficiently.
to wield (a weapon, tool, etc.).
to handle or train (a horse) in the exercises of the manège.
Archaic. to use sparingly or with judgment, as health or money; husband.
verb (used without object), managed, managing.
to conduct business, commercial affairs, etc.; be in charge:
Who will manage while the boss is away?
to continue to function, progress, or succeed, usually despite hardship or difficulty; get along:
How will he manage with his wife gone? It was a rough time, but we managed.
verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to be in charge (of); administer: to manage one’s affairs, to manage a shop
to succeed in being able (to do something) despite obstacles; contrive: did you manage to go to sleep?
to have room, time, etc, for: can you manage dinner tomorrow?
to exercise control or domination over, often in a tactful or guileful manner
(intransitive) to contrive to carry on despite difficulties, esp financial ones: he managed quite well on very little money
to wield or handle (a weapon)
(rare) to be frugal in the use of
an archaic word for manège
noun 1. consideration for oneself or one’s own interests. 2. self-respect. noun 1. concern for one’s own interest 2. proper esteem for oneself
noun 1. consideration for oneself or one’s own interests. 2. self-respect. self-regarding adjective 1. self-centred; egotistical 2. (philosophy) (of an action) affecting the interests of no-one other than the agent, and hence, according to John Stuart Mill, immune from moral criticism noun 1. concern for one’s own interest 2. proper esteem for oneself
[self-rej-uh-ster-ing, -string, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈrɛdʒ ə stər ɪŋ, -strɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. registering automatically, as an instrument; self-recording.
- Self-registering thermometer
self-registering thermometer n. A thermometer that registers the maximum or minimum temperature during a period of observation.