What does manipulate mean?

Definitions for manipulate
məˈnɪp yəˌleɪtma·nip·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manipulate, pull strings, pull wiresverb

    influence or control shrewdly or deviously

    "He manipulated public opinion in his favor"

  2. manipulateverb

    hold something in one's hands and move it

  3. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresentverb

    tamper, with the purpose of deception

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

  4. rig, manipulateverb

    manipulate in a fraudulent manner

    "rig prices"

  5. manipulate, keep in line, controlverb

    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. manipulateverb

    treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

Wiktionary

  1. manipulateverb

    To move, arrange or operate something using the hands

  2. manipulateverb

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

  3. manipulateverb

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

  4. Etymology: Back formation of manipulation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manipulateverb

    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. Manipulateverb

    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. Manipulateverb

    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. Etymology: [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.]

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

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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

Examples of manipulate in a Sentence

  1. Lorenzo Diaz-Mataix:

    Our results not only show that we are able to artificially manipulate memory, but also that this manipulation is correlated with long-lasting changes in the brain, basic findings like this one will potentially help to understand and treat many psychiatric conditions that share aberrant memory processing.

  2. Francois Souchet:

    With blockchain it is impossible to manipulate the results, ellen MacArthur Foundation provides all actors across the supply chain with certainty that the information is true.

  3. Erich Fromm:

    We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.

  4. Nathaniel Gleicher:

    We're constantly working to detect and stop this type of activity because we don't want our services to be used to manipulate people, we are making progress rooting out this abuse, but as we've said before, it's an ongoing challenge.

  5. Barbara Bellis:

    It is clear... that the plaintiffs here simply want and are entitled to the deposition of Mr. Alex Jones and that Alex Jones has continued to attempt to deliberately disregard the court's orders and attempts to manipulate the court process, while paying the fees and court's costs will reimburse the plaintiffs for costs incurred in attempting to procure Mr. Jones' deposition, it is not a substitution for his testimony.

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