Antonyms of verb manage

1 of 7 senses of manage

Sense 1
pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off, manage -- (be successful; achieve a goal; "She succeeded in persuading us all"; "I managed to carry the box upstairs"; "She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it"; "The pianist negociated the difficult runs")
       Antonym of fail (Sense 5)
      => fail -- (be unable; "I fail to understand your motives")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb manage

7 senses of manage

Sense 1
pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off, manage -- (be successful; achieve a goal; "She succeeded in persuading us all"; "I managed to carry the box upstairs"; "She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it"; "The pianist negociated the difficult runs")
       => succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods -- (attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won")

Sense 2
manage, deal, care, handle -- (be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old")
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 3
cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage -- (come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 4
oversee, supervise, superintend, manage -- (watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?")
       => administer, administrate -- (work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of; "administer a program"; "she administers the funds")

Sense 5
wangle, finagle, manage -- (achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods)
       => achieve, accomplish, attain, reach -- (to gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks")

Sense 6
do, manage -- (carry on or function; "We could do with a little more help around here")

Sense 7
wield, handle, manage -- (handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well")
       => manipulate -- (hold something in one's hands and move it)

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