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 for Managed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manage \Man"age\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Managed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Managing.] [From Manage, n.]
     1. To have under control and direction; to conduct; to guide;
        to administer; to treat; to handle.
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              Long tubes are cumbersome, and scarce to be easily
              managed.                              --Sir I.
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              What wars Imanage, and what wreaths I gain. --Prior.
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     2. Hence, Esp.: to guide by careful or delicate treatment; to
        wield with address; to make subservient by artful conduct;
        to bring around cunningly to one's plans.
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              It was so much his interest to manage his Protestant
              subjects.                             --Addison.
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              It was not her humor to manage those over whom she
              had gained an ascendant.              --Bp. Hurd.
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     3. To train in the manege, as a horse; to exercise in
        graceful or artful action.
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     4. To treat with care; to husband. --Dryden.
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     5. To bring about; to contrive. --Shak.
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     Syn: To direct; govern; control; wield; order; contrive;
          concert; conduct; transact.
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