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ma·nip·u·late

 (mə-nĭp′yə-lāt′)
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.

[Back-formation from manipulation.]

ma·nip′u·lat′a·ble adj.
ma·nip′u·la′tor n.
ma·nip′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

manipulate

(məˈnɪpjʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to handle or use, esp with some skill, in a process or action: to manipulate a pair of scissors.
2. to negotiate, control, or influence (something or someone) cleverly, skilfully, or deviously
3. to falsify (a bill, accounts, etc) for one's own advantage
4. (Medicine) (in physiotherapy) to examine or treat manually, as in loosening a joint
[C19: back formation from manipulation, from Latin manipulus handful]
manipulability n
maˈnipuˌlatable, maˈnipulable adj
maˌnipuˈlation n
maˈnipulative adj
maˈnipulatively adv
maˈnipuˌlator n
maˈnipulatory adj

ma•nip•u•late

(məˈnɪp yəˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to manage or influence skillfully and often unfairly: to manipulate people's feelings.
2. to handle or use, esp. with skill: to manipulate a large tractor.
3. to adapt or change (accounts, figures, etc.) to suit one's purpose or advantage.
4. to examine or treat by skillful use of the hands, as in palpation, reduction of dislocations, or changing the position of a fetus.
[1820–30; back formation from manipulation]
ma•nip′u•lat`a•ble, adj.

manipulate


Past participle: manipulated
Gerund: manipulating

Imperative
manipulate
manipulate
Present
I manipulate
you manipulate
he/she/it manipulates
we manipulate
you manipulate
they manipulate
Preterite
I manipulated
you manipulated
he/she/it manipulated
we manipulated
you manipulated
they manipulated
Present Continuous
I am manipulating
you are manipulating
he/she/it is manipulating
we are manipulating
you are manipulating
they are manipulating
Present Perfect
I have manipulated
you have manipulated
he/she/it has manipulated
we have manipulated
you have manipulated
they have manipulated
Past Continuous
I was manipulating
you were manipulating
he/she/it was manipulating
we were manipulating
you were manipulating
they were manipulating
Past Perfect
I had manipulated
you had manipulated
he/she/it had manipulated
we had manipulated
you had manipulated
they had manipulated
Future
I will manipulate
you will manipulate
he/she/it will manipulate
we will manipulate
you will manipulate
they will manipulate
Future Perfect
I will have manipulated
you will have manipulated
he/she/it will have manipulated
we will have manipulated
you will have manipulated
they will have manipulated
Future Continuous
I will be manipulating
you will be manipulating
he/she/it will be manipulating
we will be manipulating
you will be manipulating
they will be manipulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been manipulating
you have been manipulating
he/she/it has been manipulating
we have been manipulating
you have been manipulating
they have been manipulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been manipulating
you will have been manipulating
he/she/it will have been manipulating
we will have been manipulating
you will have been manipulating
they will have been manipulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been manipulating
you had been manipulating
he/she/it had been manipulating
we had been manipulating
you had been manipulating
they had been manipulating
Conditional
I would manipulate
you would manipulate
he/she/it would manipulate
we would manipulate
you would manipulate
they would manipulate
Past Conditional
I would have manipulated
you would have manipulated
he/she/it would have manipulated
we would have manipulated
you would have manipulated
they would have manipulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.manipulate - influence or control shrewdly or deviouslymanipulate - influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated public opinion in his favor"
act upon, influence, work - have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
2.manipulate - hold something in one's hands and move itmanipulate - hold something in one's hands and move it
palm, handle - touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise"
lay hands on - manage with the hands
mouse - manipulate the mouse of a computer
fiddle with, twiddle - manipulate, as in a nervous or unconscious manner; "He twiddled his thumbs while waiting for the interview"
wield, handle, manage - handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"
control, operate - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
massage, rub down, knead - manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes; "She rubbed down her child with a sponge"
knead, work - make uniform; "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"
shuffle, mix, ruffle - mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards"
monkey, tamper, fiddle - play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly; "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts"
diddle, toy, fiddle, play - manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"
3.manipulate - tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
chisel, cheat - engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?"
juggle - manipulate by or as if by moving around components; "juggle an account so as to hide a deficit"
4.manipulate - manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices"
price - determine the price of; "The grocer priced his wares high"
5.manipulate - 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"
tease - to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them; "The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"; "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior"
handle - show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
ingratiate - gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
6.manipulate - treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposedmanipulate - treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

manipulate

verb
1. influence, control, direct, guide, conduct, negotiate, exploit, steer, manoeuvre, do a number on (chiefly U.S.), twist around your little finger He's a very difficult character. He manipulates people. She was unable, for once, to manipulate events.
2. work, use, operate, handle, employ, wield The technology uses a pen to manipulate a computer.
3. massage, rub, knead, palpate The way he can manipulate my leg has helped my arthritis so much.
4. falsify, alter, distort, change, doctor, cook (informal), rig, interfere with, fiddle with (informal), juggle, tamper with, tinker with, misrepresent The government manipulated the figures.

manipulate

verb
1. To use with or as if with the hands:
2. To handle in a way so as to mix, form, and shape:
3. To control to one's own advantage by artful or indirect means:
Translations
يَتَلَاعَبُيُدير أو يُؤَثِّر بِذَكاءيُعالِج باليَد
manipulovatovlivňovat
manipulerehåndtere
manipuloida
manipulirati
manipulál
hafa áhrif áhandleika
巧みに扱う
조종하다
manipuliacijamanipuliatoriusmanipuliuotipuikiai valdytisumaniai paveikti
ietekmētmanipulētprasmīgi apieties
manipulera
ชักใย
idare etmekustaca kullanmakyönlendirmek
thao túng

manipulate

[məˈnɪpjʊleɪt] VT
1. [+ tool, machine, vehicle] → manipular, manejar
2. (fig) [+ facts, figures] → manipular; [+ public opinion, person] → manipular

manipulate

[məˈnɪpjʊleɪt] vt
[+ person, situation, event] → manipuler
[+ puppet] → manipuler
[+ substance, tool] → manipuler
[+ bones, muscles] → manipuler
[+ nature] → manipuler; [+ genes] → manipuler

manipulate

vt
public opinion, person, prices, data, mediamanipulieren; accounts, figuresmanipulieren, frisieren (inf); to manipulate somebody into doing somethingjdn so manipulieren, dass er/sie etw tut
machine etchandhaben, bedienen; boneseinrenken; (after fracture) → zurechtrücken

manipulate

[məˈnɪpjʊleɪt] vt (tool) → maneggiare; (controls) → azionare (Med) (fig) (person) → manipolare; (situation, system) → manovrare

manipulate

(məˈnipjuleit) verb
1. to handle especially skilfully. I watched him manipulating the controls of the aircraft.
2. to manage or influence cleverly (and dishonestly). A clever lawyer can manipulate a jury.
maˌnipuˈlation noun
maˈnipulator noun

manipulate

يَتَلَاعَبُ manipulovat manipulere manipulieren χειρίζομαι επιδέξια manipular manipuloida manipuler manipulirati manipolare 巧みに扱う 조종하다 manipuleren håndtere zmanipulować manipular манипулировать manipulera ชักใย idare etmek thao túng 操纵

manipulate

v. manipular, manejar.

manipulate

vt manipular
References in classic literature ?
As they went along, the man questioned the youth and assisted him with the replies like one manipulating the mind of a child.
In a few moments I was standing at the foot of the tree manipulating myself all over with a view of ascertaining the extent of the injuries I had received.
She raised herself on her elbow and with her free hand, in the way she knew, manipulating his forehead and the surfaces around his eyes, soothed him off to sleep.
His hands were invariably blotted with ink and stained with chemicals, yet he was possessed of extraordinary delicacy of touch, as I frequently had occasion to observe when I watched him manipulating his fragile philosophical instruments.
Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) was forced to take a loss of USD50m after its traders were accused of manipulating global interest rates.
Such a structure, known as a photonic crystal, remains a potentially useful component for manipulating light on chips, Vlasov says.
It is my contention that there was no intention of allowing me, the defendant, to respond to the charges contained in the wording of the Petition--rather, it turned out to be about manipulating code language and the process of "procedural norms.
Tokyo, Japan, May 26, 2006 - (JCN) - Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) and Honda Research Institute Japan (HRI) have co-developed an innovative brain machine interface (BMI), a basic technology for manipulating robots.
Manipulating these variables can either increase or decrease the ROA.
Enter David Currell's MAKING AND MANIPULATING MARIONETTES, written by a leading puppet theatre authority who was co-founder of the national Puppet Center and its chairman for nearly 20 years.
Speaker, 10 years from now as the WTO evolves, and even today, we will find our huge international corporations and international corporations in general going to these bodies and manipulating them and bribing them.
Cossin, who also took center stage manipulating water during the Master Chorale's performances of Tan's ``Water Passion,'' lauds the composer's ability to elevate the ordinary.