› [I or T] MANAGEMENT, HR, WORKPLACE to be in charge of and control a company, department, project, team, etc. : Managing a large corporation has become more complex and challenging. What kind of skills and qualities do people need to manage? Early biotech companies typically were founded, staffed and managed by scientists. He's not very good at managing people. › [I or T] to be able to use something, for example time or money, in an effective way: Young people often need help in managing their finances. Can you give me some advice on how to manage my time better? › [T] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to be responsible for investing money for investors: She works for a Boston-based private-equity firm that manages about $2 billion in energy industry investments. All our funds are managed by expert investment advisors.