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Serving, tending, or having the power to manipulate.
Any of various objects designed to be moved or arranged by hand as a means of developing motor skills or understanding abstractions, especially in mathematics.
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ma•nip•u•la•tive(məˈnɪp yəˌleɪ tɪv, -yə lə tɪv)
1. of or pertaining to manipulation; serving to manipulate.
2. influencing or attempting to influence the behavior or emotions of others for one's own purposes.
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|Adj.||1.||manipulative - skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage; "the early manipulative techniques of a three-year-old child"|
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"
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adjective scheming, calculating, cunning, sly, designing, slick, shrewd, slippery, unscrupulous, devious, wily, crafty, artful, disingenuous, conniving, Machiavellian, guileful She described him as cold, calculating and manipulative.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
manipulative[məˈnɪpjʊlətɪv] ADJ (fig) [person, behaviour] → manipulador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
manipulative[məˈnɪpjʊlətɪv] adj [person, behaviour] → manipulateur/trice
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(pej) behaviour, skill → manipulativ; film, article, speech → manipulierend; manipulative person → Manipulant(in) m(f); he was very manipulative → er konnte andere sehr gut manipulieren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
manipulative[məˈnɪpjʊˌlətɪv] adj to be manipulative (person) → cercare di manipolare gli altri
manipulative behaviour → comportamento teso alla manipolazione altrui
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.