What does manipulate mean?

Definitions for manipulateməˈnɪp yəˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manipulate, pull strings, pull wires(verb)

    influence or control shrewdly or deviously

    "He manipulated public opinion in his favor"

  2. manipulate(verb)

    hold something in one's hands and move it

  3. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent(verb)

    tamper, with the purpose of deception

    "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

  4. rig, manipulate(verb)

    manipulate in a fraudulent manner

    "rig prices"

  5. manipulate, keep in line, control(verb)

    control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage

    "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line"

  6. manipulate(verb)

    treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

Wiktionary

  1. manipulate(Verb)

    To move, arrange or operate something using the hands

  2. manipulate(Verb)

    To influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something

  3. manipulate(Verb)

    To handle and move a body part, either as an examination or for a therapeutic purpose

  4. Origin: Back formation of manipulation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manipulate(verb)

    to treat, work, or operate with the hands, especially when knowledge and dexterity are required; to manage in hand work; to handle; as, to manipulate scientific apparatus

  2. Manipulate(verb)

    to control the action of, by management; as, to manipulate a convention of delegates; to manipulate the stock market; also, to manage artfully or fraudulently; as, to manipulate accounts, or election returns

  3. Manipulate(verb)

    to use the hands in dexterous operations; to do hand work; specifically, to manage the apparatus or instruments used in scientific work, or in artistic or mechanical processes; also, specifically, to use the hand in mesmeric operations

  4. Origin: [LL. manipulatus, p. p. of manipulare to lead by the hand, fr. L. manipulus. See Maniple.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Manipulate

    ma-nip′ū-lāt, v.t. to work with the hands.—v.i. to use the hands, esp. in scientific experiments: to handle or manage: to give a false appearance to: to turn to one's own purpose or advantage.—n. Manipulā′tion, act of manipulating or working by hand: use of the hands in a skilful manner in science or in art.—adjs. Manip′ulative, Manip′ulatory, done by manipulation.—n. Manip′ulator, one who manipulates or works with the hand. [Low L. manipulāre, -ātum. See Maniple.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'manipulate' in Verbs Frequency: #935

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manipulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manipulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Abhishek Sachdev:

    There are very significant 'get out' clauses and banks are prepared to go to incredible lengths to manipulate it.

  2. Jigar Shah:

    The worst part of this is one German person could manipulate the entire trade apparatus of the United States for his own personal gain.

  3. William Arthur Ward:

    Blessed is he who has learned To admire but not envy, To follow but not imitate, To praise but not flatter, And to lead but not manipulate.

  4. Natalia Martinez:

    But it has allowed the Cuban government to manipulate this status in order to be able to justify its actions. being a relatively recent Miami re-transplant, I think I have an optimistic view.

  5. B. F. Skinner:

    Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate their subject matters.

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