Translation of manage in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈmænɪdʒ/


  • 1 1.1 [Business/Comercio] [company/bank/store/office] dirigir*, administrar, gerenciar (Latin America/América Latina) ; [staff/team] dirigir*; [land/finances/fund] administrar who manages this branch? ¿quién es el director or gerente de esta sucursal?, ¿quién dirige esta sucursal?
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    • I have just been promoted to supervisor in an insurance-claims office, managing a staff of 15.
    • Mr Main has been head chef there for two years, managing a kitchen staff of 16.
    • The sisters discovered that managing a staff of 15 with entrenched work practices was not easy.
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    • If family forest owners can convince the public that they are managing their lands for long-term sustainability, they believe that can lead to reduced regulations.
    • In exchange, the landowners manage their land to provide habitat for the desired species.
    • Family forest landowners (often known as tree farmers) take pride in managing their lands.
    1.2 (manipulate) [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] [news/statistics] manipular
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    • Free access to additional borrowings can make life easy for those who manage their money sensibly, but prove a disaster for spendthrifts.
    • This should serve as a grim warning to those poised to embark on their university careers of the need to manage their money sensibly.
    • The back office mobilises financial resources and manages funds.
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    • They were spooked, but found a way to manage him.
    • His mother cannot manage him due to his problems and there were also fears for his safety in the community if he was released, the court had also heard.
    • It broke my heart to put her in there but doctors told me I wouldn't be able to manage her.
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    • Those suffering from Tourette's need help to develop strategies for dealing with and managing their tics, and, where necessary, medical treatment.
    • But I had managed to get a supply of special tablets that turn your stomach to concrete, so I could manage the flight.
    • As a footnote, I would reluctantly object to the consumption of food in the mall, but this could easily be dealt with in the same way the shops manage the problem.
  • 2 (handle, cope with) [children] manejar, controlar; [household] llevar, administrar; [horse] manejar, dominar he seems unable to manage his life parece incapaz de organizar su vida the situation was more than I could manage no pude con la situación she managed the interview all right se desenvolvió bien en la entrevista can you manage those suitcases on your own? ¿puedes con esas maletas tú sola? she can't manage the stairs no puede subir la escalera
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    • You can get the best of Middle Eastern, especially Egyptian, spices and spice mixes in the dingy shops where you can manage with Hindi.
    • As James Marshall Bridge states, more has to be shared, so it stands to reason that Joe Public has to manage with less as there will be less to go round.
    • It does mean that we are going to have to rent out a base in the centre of town for about a month around festival time, but we'll manage with that.
  • 3 (indicating success, achievement) despite a poor start, he managed second place a pesar de que no empezó muy bien, obtuvo el segundo puesto I can manage 60 words per minute puedo hacer 60 palabras por minuto when do you want it? — can you manage it by lunchtime? ¿para cuándo lo quiere? — ¿lo podrá tener listo para el mediodía? he managed a smile esbozó una sonrisa forzada if you can't manage $5, give what you can afford si no puedes dar cinco dólares, da lo que puedas I can't manage the meeting no puedo or no me es posible ir a la reunión can you manage another helping? ¿te sirvo un poco más? we could manage one more in the back atrás cabría una persona más to manage to + infinitive/infinitivo lograr or poder* + infinitive/infinitivo I managed to persuade them logré or pude convencerlos she finally managed to get to sleep finalmente logró or pudo dormirse have you managed to find out her address? ¿has logrado or podido averiguar su dirección? I managed to get four tickets conseguí or pude conseguir cuatro entradas how did they manage to get away with it? ¿cómo se las arreglaron para salirse con la suya? do you think you could manage to be a little more specific/polite? ¿te sería posible ser un poco más concreto/educado? he managed to lose the documents [ironic/irónico] se las arregló para perder los documentos [ironic/irónico]


  • 1 [Business/Comercio] dirigir*, administrar
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    • Focus on experiences pertinent to operating and managing a farm business as well as community activities that you and your family are involved in.
    • The business is managed by son Robert and daughters Helen and Jane.
    • The elder son Ashok manages the business while the younger son helps him.
  • 2 (cope) can I help you? — thank you, I can manage ¿me permite que la ayude? — gracias, yo puedo sola how's she managing on her own? ¿qué tal se las arregla sola? they have to manage on $300 a week tienen que arreglarse or arreglárselas con 300 dólares a la semana we can manage without them/their help podemos arreglarnos or arreglárnoslas sin ellos/sin su ayuda

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