I was talking to a friend in the industry the other day and the topic of operating garages came up. The question he asked was do commercial operators "manage" garages or do they "operate" garages.
Manage: to handle or direct with a degree of skill: as a : to make and keep compliant b : to treat with care c : to exercise executive, administrative, and supervisory direction of <manage a business> <manage a bond issue>2 : to work upon or try to alter for a purpose3 : to succeed in accomplishing intransitive senses1 a : to direct or carry on business or affairs; 2 : to achieve one’s purpose
1 : to perform a function : exert power or influence 2 : to produce an appropriate effect 3 a : to perform an operation or a series of operations b : to perform surgery c : to carry on a military or naval action or mission4 : to follow a course of conduct that is often irregular intransitive senses
1 : BRING ABOUT, EFFECT2 a : to cause to function : WORK b : to put or keep in operation
3 : to perform an operation on;
So, is the company that is put in charge of the garage exercising executive and administrative direction, handling with a degree of skill, directing or carrying on business or affairs…
is it performing a function, causing it to function?
Anyone got an answer…