maneuver


maneuver
I (tactic) noun approach, course of conduct, decursio, decursus, device, line of action, management, manipulation, mode of procedure, move, operation, plan of attack, planned campaign, procedure, scheme, stratagem, strategy, stroke, undertaking II (trick) noun artful dodge, artifice, artificium, chicanery, circumvention, cozenage, crafty device, cunning contrivance, deception, decoy, design, device, dodge, dolus, feint, fraud, fraudulent expedient, hoax, legerdemain, machination, plot, ruse, scheme, sharp practice, sleight, stratagem, subterfuge, trap, underhanded act, wile III verb arrange, be in collusion, brew, cabal, cheat, collude, complot, concoct, connive, conspire, contrive, countermine, counterplot, deploy, design, devise, engineer, evagari, form a plot, frame, intrigue, jockey, lay plans, machinate, make a plan, make arrangements, manage, move, plan, plan strategy, plot, prearrange, proceed by stratagem, scheme, shift, take steps, trick, work out IV index act (undertaking), connive, conspire, contrivance, contrive, device (contrivance), devise (invent), evasion, expedient, inveigle, machination, manage, manipulate (utilize skillfully), militate, operate, overt act, perpetrate, plot, ploy, ruse, scheme (noun), scheme (verb), step, stratagem, subterfuge, trap

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  • Maneuver — Maneuver, manoeuvre (also spelled manœuvre or manoeuver from the French) may be a synonym for strategy or tactic. It is the manipulation of a situation in order to gain some advantage. Military or naval movement Military exercise Maneuver warfare …   Wikipedia

  • maneuver — [n1] move, tactic action, angle, artifice, contrivance, curveball, demarche, device, dodge, fancy footwork*, feint, finesse, gambit, game, gimmick, intrigue, jig*, machination, manipulation, measure, movement, plan, play, plot, ploy, procedure,… …   New thesaurus

  • maneuver — the US spelling of manoeuvre * * * maneuver UK US /məˈnuːvər/ noun, verb [I or T] US for ► MANOEUVRE(Cf. ↑manoeuvre) noun …   Financial and business terms

  • Maneuver — Ma*neu ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u vre, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Maneuvered}or {Man[oe]uvred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Maneuvering}, or {Man[oe]uvring}.] [Cf. F. man[oe]uvrer. See {Maneuver}, n.] 1. To perform a movement or movements in military or naval… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maneuver — [mə no͞o′vər, mənyo͞o′vər] n. [Fr manœuvre, orig., hand labor < VL manuopera < L manu operare, to work by hand < manus, a hand (see MANUAL) + opera, pl. of opus, a work: see OPUS] 1. a planned and controlled tactical or strategic… …   English World dictionary

  • Maneuver — Ma*neu ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u vre, n. [F. man[oe]uvre, OF. manuevre, LL. manopera, lit., hand work, manual labor; L. manus hand + opera, fr. opus work. See {Manual}, {Operate}, and cf. {Mainor}, {Manure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Management;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maneuver — Ma*neu ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u vre, v. t. 1. To change the positions of, as of troops of ships. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maneuver — n stratagem, *trick, ruse, gambit, ploy, artifice, wile, feint Analogous words: *device, contrivance: expedient, resort, *resource, shift, makeshift: intrigue, machination, *plot …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • maneuver — is an AmE variant of manoeuvre …   Modern English usage

  • maneuver — (Brit. manoeuvre) ► NOUN 1) a physical movement or series of moves requiring skill and care. 2) a carefully planned scheme or action. 3) (maneuvers) a large scale military exercise. ► VERB (maneuvered, maneuvering) …   English terms dictionary


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