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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Manage

MAN'AGE, verb transitive

1. To conduct; to carry on; to direct the concerns of; as, to manage a farm; to manage the affairs of a family.

What wars I manage and what wreaths I gain.

2. To train or govern, as a horse.

They vault from hunters to the managed steed.

3. To govern; to control; to make tame or tractable; as, the buffalo is too refractory to be managed.

4. To wield; to move or use in the manner desired; to have under command.

Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily managed.

5. To make subservient.

Antony managed him to his own views.

6. To husband; to treat with caution or sparingly.

The less he had to lose, the less he car'd

To manage lithesome life, when love was the reward.

7. To treat with caution or judgment; to govern with address.

It was much his interest to manage his protestant subjects.

MAN'AGE, verb intransitive To direct or conduct affairs; to carry on concerns or business.

Leave them to manage for thee.

MAN'AGE, noun Conduct; administration; as the manage of the state or kingdom.

1. Government; control, as of a horse, or the exercise of riding him.

2. Discipline; governance; direction.

3. Use; application or treatment.

Quicksilver will not endure the manage of the fire.

[This word is nearly obsolete in all its applications, unless in reference to horses. We now use management.]