Definitions for manipulateməˈnɪp yəˌleɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ma•nip•u•lateməˈnɪp yəˌleɪt(v.t.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to manage or influence skillfully and often unfairly:
to manipulate people's feelings.
to handle or use, esp. with skill:
to manipulate a large tractor.
to adapt or change (accounts, figures, etc.) to suit one's purpose or advantage.
to examine or treat by skillful use of the hands, as in palpation, reduction of dislocations, or changing the position of a fetus.
Origin of manipulate:
1820–30; back formation from manipulation
manipulate, pull strings, pull wires(verb)
influence or control shrewdly or deviously
"He manipulated public opinion in his favor"
hold something in one's hands and move it
fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent(verb)
tamper, with the purpose of deception
"Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
manipulate in a fraudulent manner
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"
treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to influence what sb does for your own benefit
groups that attempt to manipulate public opinion
to skilfully use or control
She skilfully manipulates the fabric as she sews.
To move, arrange or operate something using the hands
To influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something
To handle and move a body part, either as an examination or for a therapeutic purpose
Origin: Back formation of manipulation.
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
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
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
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'manipulate' in Verbs Frequency: #935
Translations for manipulate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to handle especially skilfully
I watched him manipulating the controls of the aircraft.
- يُعالِج باليَدArabic
- manusearPortuguese (BR)
- geschickt bedienenGerman
- manipular, manejarSpanish
- اداره کردنFarsi
- לְהַפעִיל בִּמיוּמָנוּתHebrew
- upravljati, manipuliratiCroatian
- 잘 다루다Korean
- manipuliuoti, puikiai valdytiLithuanian
- prasmīgi apieties; manipulētLatvian
- håndtere, betjene, manipulereNorwegian
- zręcznie posługiwać sięPolish
- اداره کردنPersian
- اداره كولPashto
- a mânui, a manevraRomanian
- умело обращатьсяRussian
- hantera, sköta, manövreraSwedish
- ustaca kullanmakTurkish
- 操作(尤指熟練地)Chinese (Trad.)
- керувати, поводитисяUkrainian
- ہنرمندی سے برتناUrdu
- điều khiển khéo léoVietnamese
- 熟练控制Chinese (Simp.)
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