n. The handling, control, or training of a horse; manège.n. A ring for the training of horses and the practice of horsemanship; a riding-school.n. In general, training; discipline; treatment.n. Management.n. Bearing; behavior.To wield by hand; guide or direct by use of the hands; hence, to control or regulate by any physical exertion.To train by handling or manipulation; drill to certain styles and habits of action; teach by exercise or training, as in the manège.To control or direct by administrative ability; regulate or administer; have the guidance or direction of: as, to manage a theater.To control, restrain, or lead by keeping in a desired state or condition; direct by influence or persuasion: as, to manage an angry or an insane person.To arrange, fashion, contrive, effect, or carry out by skill or art; carry on or along; bring about: as, to manage the characters of a play, or the plot of a novel; to manage a delicate or perplexing piece of business.To succeed in contriving; effect by effort, or by action of any kind (in the latter case often ironical): with an infinitive for object: as, to manage to hold one's own; in his eagerness he managed to lose everything.Synonyms Manage, Conduct, Direct, handle, superintend, supervise, order, transact. Manage literally implies handling, and hence primarily belongs to smaller concerns, on which one may at all times keep his hand: as, to manage a house; a manage a theater. Its essential idea is that of constant attention to details: as, only a combination of great abilities with a genius for industry can manage the affairs of an empire. To conduct is to lead along, hence to attend with personal supervision; it implies the determination of the main features of administration and the securing of thoroughness in those who carry out the commands; it is used of both large things and small, but generally refers to a definite task, coming to an end or issue: as, to conduct a religious service, a funeral, a campaign. Direct allows the person directing to be at a distance or near; the word suggests more authority than manage or conduct.See govern and guide, v. t.To direct or conduct affairs; regulate or carry on any business.