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Definitions of manipulate

  1. To operate skilfully by means of the hands; to treat; to influence artfully; control the action of, by skilful management; to falsify, as books, in bookkeeping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To operate on with the hands; manage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To work with the hands. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To use the hands, esp. in scientific experiments: to handle or manage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To handle; work with the hands. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. hold something in one's hands and move it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. manipulate in a fraudulent manner; of prices Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. To operate with the hands; to treat; to manage; to falsify. See Maniple. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To treat, operate, or work by means of the hand. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Manipulator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Manipulation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Manipulative. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for manipulate

  1. It is her father's, her mother's, the Greigs' and my wife's imagination too; and this experiment of hers- commenced directly after you had been telling us all how difficult you found it with your big fingers to manipulate the tiny sun- birds- confirms what we thought. – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  2. They manipulate with ease the most difficult Latin metres and the rarest terms of mythology. – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
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