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
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
Origin: [LL. manipulatus, p. p. of manipulare to lead by the hand, fr. L. manipulus. See Maniple.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'manipulate' in Verbs Frequency: #935
The numerical value of manipulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of manipulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The food industry tends to manipulate what is healthy.
I totally reject the attempts to manipulate public opinion.
Why manipulate the whole body when there's a small tube that all the sperm swim through?
Gods and politics are the tools with which the godless and unprincipled manipulate the gullible.
There are very significant 'get out' clauses and banks are prepared to go to incredible lengths to manipulate it.
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Translations for manipulate
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- manipularCatalan, Valencian
- بامهارت انجام دادن ،اداره کردن ،دستکارى کردنPersian
- liikuttaa, käsitellä, liikutella, manipuloidaFinnish
- cuir tionndadh ann an, cuir car ann anScottish Gaelic
- memanipulir, memanipulasiIndonesian
- plagiare, manipolareItalian
- beïnvloeden, manipulerenDutch
- влиять, воздействовать, управлять, манипулироватьRussian
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