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Manage, vb. 1) to handle, to wield: m. it (the staff of hope) “against despairing thoughts,” Gent. III, 1, 247. “m. rusty bills against thy seat,” R2 III, 2, 118. “m. me your caliver,” H4B III, 2, 292. H4B III, 2, 292 m. it (your sword) “to part these men,” Rom. I, 1, 76. “that still would m. those authorities,” Lr. I, 3, 17.
2) to train, to break in (as a horse): “he will not m. her, although he mount her,” Ven. 598.
3) to administer, to control, to govern: whose state so many had the --ing, H5 Epil. Ven. 598 the son (should) “m. his revenue,” Lr. I, 2, 79. “Photinus and your maids m. this war,” Ant. III, 7, 16.
4) to handle, to treat with caution and address: “shame hath a bastard fame, well --d,” Err. III, 2, 19. “in the --ing of quarrels he is wise,” Ado II, 3, 197. Shr. Ind. 1, 45. Wint. IV, 2, 17. H4A I, 2, 181. H6A IV, 1, 181.
5) to bring about, to set on foot, to contrive: “to m. private and domestic quarrel,” Oth. II, 3, 215.
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