I always think there must be a fresher, more elegant way of saying to manage to do something. I find myself simply avoiding the expression when I come across it, and now I would need again a solution. When I look for synonyms of this expression, dictionaries like powerthesaurus do not provide many interesting choices.
There is always the other option of to succeed in doing something but I find it has too many words and rather encumbers the sentence.
I am looking for other ways of saying this in general, but I will still give an example:
If we (manage) not to lose hope, we will be able to give hope to others.
What verb could replace manage here?
Note: I need a verb which can be followed by to do something.