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"manage" in British English

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manageverb

uk   us   /ˈmæn.ɪdʒ/
  • manage verb (SUCCEED)

B1 [I or T] to ​succeed in doing or ​dealing with something, ​especially something ​difficult: [+ to infinitive] Did you manage to get any ​bread? I only just managed tofinish on ​time. A ​smalldog had somehow managed tosurvive the ​fire. I can't manage all this ​work on my own. Don't ​worry about us - we'll manage!mainly UK I'm ​afraid I can't manage the ​time (= to ​find enough ​time) to ​see you at the ​moment. [I] to ​succeed in ​living on a ​smallamount of ​money: After she ​lost her ​job, they had to manage on his ​salary. [T] to be ​able to ​attend or do something at a ​particulartime: Let's ​meettomorrow - I can manage 3.UK Can you manage ​dinner on ​Saturday? Can't you manage any ​earlier?

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  • manage verb (CONTROL)

B1 [T] to be ​responsible for ​controlling or ​organizing someone or something, ​especially a ​business or ​employees: Has she had any ​experience of managing ​largeprojects? He's not very good at managing ​people. His ​jobinvolved managing ​largeinvestmentfunds. When you have a ​job as well as ​children to ​look after, you have to ​learn how to manage ​yourtime.
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(Definition of manage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"manage" in American English

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manageverb

 us   /ˈmæn·ɪdʒ/
  • manage verb (SUCCEED)

[I/T] to ​succeed in doing something, esp. something ​difficult: [+ to infinitive] The ​pilot managed to ​land the ​planesafely. [+ to infinitive] We managed to ​live on very little ​money. [I] Don’t ​worry about us – we’ll manage.
  • manage verb (CONTROL)

[T] to ​control or ​organize someone or something, esp. a ​business: Does she have any ​experience managing ​largeprojects?
(Definition of manage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"manage" in Business English

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manageverb

uk   us   /ˈmænɪdʒ/
[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 ​biotechcompanies 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 ​exampletime 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 ​investingmoney for ​investors: She ​works for a Boston-based private-equity ​firm that manages about $2 ​billion in ​energyindustryinvestments. All our ​funds are managed by ​expertinvestmentadvisors.
(Definition of manage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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