What does manipulate mean?

Definitions for manipulate
məˈnɪp yəˌleɪtma·nip·u·late

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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

    Etymology: Back formation of manipulation.

  2. manipulate(Verb)

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

    Etymology: Back formation of manipulation.

  3. manipulate(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  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

    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. Janet Morris:

    Gods and politics are the tools with which the godless and unprincipled manipulate the gullible.

  2. Nadiya Savchenko:

    I have the energy of a 15-year-old and the physical health of a 35-year-old and the wisdom and life experience of a 90-year-old, i'm not so stupid and it's not that easy to manipulate me. I don't remember this happening in my former life. Commanders said that I was unmanageable, unpredictable and they often had a big problem with this. I'll be the same for the politicians.

  3. Elaine Lissner:

    Why manipulate the whole body when there's a small tube that all the sperm swim through?

  4. Gail Beatty:

    He clearly used his power to manipulate her, i think what we have seen so far is grounds for impeachment.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Humor is like a singing Tibetan bowl, you manipulate the sound of laughter, subtle notes of awareness. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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