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manipulate

ma·nip·u·late

manipulate

 
pronunciation:
m nIp y leIt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: manipulated, manipulates, manipulating
definition 1: to handle or operate skillfully with the hands.
He manipulated the clay to form a tiny sculpture.Do you know how to manipulate the controls?
 
synonyms:
handle, manage, wield
similar words:
brandish, command, control, employ, form, mold, ply, use, work
definition 2: to manage, influence, or use skillfully to achieve a desired end.
The parents manipulated their son into marrying this woman so that they could establish ties with her wealthy family.
synonyms:
maneuver, wangle
similar words:
engineer, exploit, finagle, finesse, intrigue
definition 3: to tamper with or adjust to one's own advantage, esp. by devious means.
He manipulated the figures in his report to make it appear more impressive.
synonyms:
doctor, fix, fudge, juggle, rig, tamper with, wangle
similar words:
alter, fake, falsify, finagle, pack, trump up
derivations: manipulative (adj.), manipulatively (adv.), manipulativeness (n.), manipulator (n.)
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