Definition of Manipulate

1. Verb. Influence or control shrewdly or deviously. "He manipulated public opinion in his favor"

Exact synonyms: Pull Strings, Pull Wires
Generic synonyms: Act Upon, Influence, Work
Derivative terms: Manipulation, Manipulative



2. Verb. Hold something in one's hands and move it.

3. Verb. Tamper, with the purpose of deception. "Falsify the data"
Exact synonyms: Cook, Fake, Falsify, Fudge, Misrepresent, Wangle
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Chisel
Specialized synonyms: Juggle
Also: Cook Up
Derivative terms: Fake, Fake, Faker, Fakery, Falsification, Falsification, Falsifier, Falsity, Misrepresentation, Wangle, Wangler

4. Verb. Manipulate in a fraudulent manner. "Rig prices"
Exact synonyms: Rig
Generic synonyms: Price
Derivative terms: Rig

5. Verb. Control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage. "She keeps in line"
Exact synonyms: Control, Keep In Line
Specialized synonyms: Tease, Handle, Ingratiate
Generic synonyms: Interact
Derivative terms: Control, Controller, Manipulation, Manipulative

6. Verb. Treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed. "Did he Manipulate his foot? "
Generic synonyms: Care For, Treat
Derivative terms: Manipulation

Definition of Manipulate

1. v. t. 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. v. i. 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.

Definition of Manipulate

1. Verb. (transitive) To move, arrange or operate something using the hands ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something ¹

3. Verb. (transitive medicine) To handle and move a body part, either as an examination or for a therapeutic purpose ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manipulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Manipulate

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Literary usage of Manipulate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne (1874)
"The action will first be explained of these five primary parts which manipulate the thread, nnd then of the secondary parts which effect the movements of ..."

2. Tuberculosis as a Disease of the Masses and how to Combat it by Sigard Adolphus Knopf (1901)
"... with the aid of a cord and a little pulley attached to the upper portion of the window he can manipulate the lowering and raising of the tent himself. ..."

3. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"... Using the Workspace to Manipulate Data in a Data Set Moving and Labeling Columns with the ... Manipulate ..."

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