What does manipulate mean?

Definitions for manipulate
məˈnɪp yəˌleɪtma·nip·u·late

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word manipulate.

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

    Etymology: Back formation of manipulation.

  2. manipulateverb

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

    Etymology: Back formation of manipulation.

  3. manipulateverb

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

    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

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

  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

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

  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

    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.]

Matched Categories

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce manipulate?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say manipulate in sign language?

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. Andrew Cummins:

    Islamophobia. A word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.”

  2. Briton Sebastian Coe:

    I will await The WADA report but I think the focus of those allegations was about the ability of people to be in a position to manipulate systems and that is what we will look at very carefully, if The WADA report is found to be the case, then clearly we need to have systems in place that are not just about secure systems but people inside those systems being secure and proper people.

  3. 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.

  4. John Jay Chapman:

    The average educated man in America has about as much knowledge of what a political idea is as he has of the principles of counterpoint. Each is a thing used in politics or music which those fellows who practice politics or music manipulate somehow. Show him one and he will deny that it is politics at all. It must be corrupt or he will not recognize it. He has only seen dried figs. He has only thought dried thoughts. A live thought or a real idea is against the rules of his mind.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of manipulate

  1. manipulatemanipulatemanipulatemanipulatemanipulate

Popularity rank by frequency of use

manipulate#10000#15115#100000

Translations for manipulate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for manipulate »

Translation

Find a translation for the manipulate definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these manipulate definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "manipulate." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 31 Jul 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/manipulate>.

    Are we missing a good definition for manipulate? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    • A. abash
    • B. transpire
    • C. efface
    • D. embellish

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for manipulate: