延伸意义为“通过行政能力控制或指挥” 任何一种业务是到1570年代; 意义为“用手挥舞(工具或物体)” 是来自1580年代. 意思是“通过努力产生效果” (因此是“成功地完成” )是1732年的. Intransitive sense of “get by, carry on affairs” is suggested by 1650s, in frequent use from mid- 19 Century Related: Managed; managing. Managed economy 被1933年使用.
Manage literally implies handling, and hence primarily belongs to smaller concerns, on which one may at all times keep his hand: as, to manage a house; to manage a theater. Its essential idea is that of constant attention to details: as, only a combination of great abilities with a genius for industry can manage the affairs of an empire. [Century Dictionary]