(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. administer, conduct; control; afford; contrive, bring about, manipulate. See authority, sufficiency. —v. i. See provision.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To direct]
Syn. lead, oversee, direct, administer, conduct, supervise, control, mastermind, engineer, carry on, execute, handle, watch, guide, engage in, officiate, pilot, steer, minister, regulate, manipulate, maneuver, dominate, officiate, superintend, preside, head, run, operate, administrate, quarterback, be at the head of, be responsible for, deal with, maintain, care for, take over, take care of, watch over, have in one's charge, look after, see to, train, instruct, disburse, distribute, husband, arrange, command, govern, steward, boss, occupy the chair, run the show*, call the shots, call the tune*, be at the helm*, take the helm*, run a tight ship*, be in the driver's seat*; see also command 2 .
Ant. obey*, follow, take orders.
2. [To contrive]
Syn. accomplish, bring about, effect; see achieve 1 , contrive 2 , succeed 1 .
3. [To get along]
Syn. bear up, survive, scrape by*, get by*; see endure 2 .
Syn.- manage implies supervision that involves the personal handling of all details [ to manage a department ] ; control implies firm direction by regulation or restraint and often connotes complete domination [ the school board controls the system ] ; conduct implies supervising by using one's executive skill, knowledge, and wisdom [ to conduct a sales campaign ] ; direct implies less supervision of actual details, but stresses the issuance of general orders or instructions [ to direct the construction of a dam ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. oversee direct, govern, supervise, control, take charge of, lead, regulate, administer, conduct, guide, pilot, command, captain, quarterback.
2. accomplish work, succeed, contrive, bring about, cause, effect, finagle, swing, engineer, wangle.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To control or direct the functioning of: operate, run, use, work. See CONTROL. 2. To control the course of (an activity): carry on, conduct, direct, operate, run, steer. See OVER. 3. To have charge of (the affairs of others): administer, administrate, direct, govern, head, run, superintend, supervise. See OVER. 4. To progress or perform adequately, especially in difficult circumstances: do, fare, fend, get along, get by, muddle through, shift. Informal: make out. Idioms: make do, make shift. See THRIVE.

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