Definition of Manipulate in English :

Define Manipulate in English

Manipulate meaning in English

Meaning of Manipulate in English

Pronunciation of Manipulate in English

Manipulate pronunciation in English

Pronounce Manipulate in English


see synonyms of manipulate


1. manipulate, pull strings, pull wires

influence or control shrewdly or deviously

Example Sentences:
'He manipulated public opinion in his favor'

2. manipulate

hold something in one's hands and move it

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

tamper, with the purpose of deception

Example Sentences:
'Fudge the figures'
'cook the books'
'falsify the data'

4. manipulate, rig

manipulate in a fraudulent manner

Example Sentences:
'rig prices'

5. control, keep in line, manipulate

control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage

Example Sentences:
'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

treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of manipulate
1. (transitive)
to handle or use, esp with some skill, in a process or action
to manipulate a pair of scissors
to negotiate, control, or influence (something or someone) cleverly, skilfully, or deviously
to falsify (a bill, accounts, etc) for one's own advantage
(in physiotherapy) to examine or treat manually, as in loosening a joint

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see synonyms of manipulate
verb transitiveWord forms: maˈnipuˌlated or maˈnipuˌlating
to work, operate, or treat with or as with the hand or hands; handle or use, esp. with skill
to manage or control artfully or by shrewd use of influence, often in an unfair or fraudulent way
to manipulate an election by bribing the voters
to falsify (figures, accounts, etc.) for one's own purposes or profit; rig
to cause (prices of stock, etc.) to fall or rise by wash sales, matched orders, etc.

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see synonyms of manipulate
tr.v. ma·nip·u·lat·ed, ma·nip·u·lat·ing, ma·nip·u·lates
1. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner: She manipulated the lights to get just the effect she wanted. See Synonyms at handle.
2. To influence or manage shrewdly or deviously: He manipulated public opinion in his favor.
3. To tamper with or falsify for personal gain: tried to manipulate stock prices.
4. Medicine To handle and move in an examination or for therapeutic purposes: manipulate a joint; manipulate the position of a fetus during delivery.

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