maneuver

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. artifice, stratagem, tactic. See cunning, plan.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A movement, usually military]
Syn. stratagem, movement, procedure; see plan 2 , tactics .
2. [A trick]
Syn. trick, subterfuge, finesse, ruse; see trick 1 .
3. [Extensive practice in arms; plural ]
Syn. sham battle, imitation war, exercises, war games, summer maneuvers; see also drill 3 , exercise 1 , parade 1 .
See Synonym Study at trick . v.
Syn. plot, scheme, machinate, intrigue, move, finesse, manage, contrive, design, devise, trick, cheat, conspire, shift, sham, proceed, angle for*, wangle into*; see also plan 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. move strategy, scheme, artifice, gambit, tactic, ruse, dodge, feint, subterfuge, ploy, play, machination.
2. military maneuver exercise, deployment, war game, tactics, movements, operations, flanking maneuver.
II
v.
1. manipulate scheme, engineer, machinate, plot, intrigue, contrive, *finagle, *pull strings.
2. guide direct, handle, steer, drive, navigate, negotiate, pilot, jockey.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A method of deploying troops and equipment in combat: stratagem, tactic. See MEANS. 2. A calculated change in position: evolution, move, movement, turn. See MOVE. 3. An action calculated to achieve an end: measure (often used in plural), move, procedure, step, tactic. See ACTION. 4. An indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end: artifice, deception, device, dodge, feint, gimmick, imposture, jig, ploy, ruse, sleight, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, wile. Informal: shenanigan, take-in. See HONEST, MEANS. II verb 1. To go or cause to go from one place to another: move, remove, shift, transfer. See MOVE. 2. To direct the course of carefully: guide, jockey, navigate, pilot, steer. Idiom: back and fill. See CONTROL, MOVE. 3. To take clever or cunning steps to achieve one's goals: jockey. Informal: finagle. Idiom: pull strings (or wires). See CONTROL, MEANS. 4. To control to one's own advantage by artful or indirect means: exploit, manipulate, play. See CONTROL, STRAIGHT.

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  • 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

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  • 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 — 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… …   Law dictionary

  • 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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