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Definitions of manipulate

  1. fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. treat manually, as with massage, in physiotherapy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. hold something in one's hands and move it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. manipulate in a fraudulent manner; of prices Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated public opinion in his favor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Manipulative. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Manipulator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To work with the hands. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To use the hands, esp. in scientific experiments: to handle or manage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Manipulation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To handle; work with the hands. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To operate on with the hands; manage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. To control the action of, by management; as, to manipulate a convention of delegates; also, to manage artfully or fraudulently; as, to manipulate accounts, or election returns; to manipulate the stock market. dictgcide_fs
  23. To use the hands in dexterous operations; to do hand work; dictgcide_fs
  24. ma-nip'[=u]-l[=a]t, 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. MANIPUL[=A]'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. manipul[=a]re, -[=a]tum. See MANIPLE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. Handle, treat, esp. with skill (material thing, question); manage (person) by dexterous (esp. unfair) use of influence &c. Hence or cogn. manipulation, manipulator (1, 2)nn., manipulative, manipulatory, aa. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
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