Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun maneuver

5 senses of maneuver

Sense 1
maneuver, manoeuvre, simulated military operation -- (a military training exercise)
       => operation, military operation -- (activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force")

Sense 2
tactic, tactics, maneuver, manoeuvre -- (a plan for attaining a particular goal)
       => plan of action -- (a plan for actively doing something)

Sense 3
maneuver, manoeuvre, play -- (a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop")
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Sense 4
maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre -- (a move made to gain a tactical end)
       => move -- (the act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer")

Sense 5
maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action -- (an action aimed at evading an opponent)
       => evasion -- (the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver)

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

3 senses of maneuver

Sense 1
steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise -- (direct the course; determine the direction of travelling)
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 2
maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre -- (act in order to achieve a certain goal; "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship")
       => 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 3
manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate -- (perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense)
       => move, go -- (have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?")

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