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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manipulator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machinemanipulator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
company operator - an operator who works for a company
driver - the operator of a motor vehicle
elevator operator - an operator of an elevator
engine driver, locomotive engineer, railroad engineer, engineer - the operator of a railway locomotive
hoister - an operator of a hoist
jockey - an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus; "he's a truck jockey"; "a computer jockey"; "a disc jockey"
motorman - the operator of streetcar
radio operator - someone who operates a radio transmitter
switchman - a man who operates railroad switches
telegraph operator, telegrapher, telegraphist - someone who transmits messages by telegraph
switchboard operator, telephone operator, telephonist - someone who helps callers get the person they are calling
2.manipulator - a person who handles things manually
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
twiddler, fiddler - someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner
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[məˈnɪpjʊˌleitəʳ] Nmanipulador(a) m/f


[məˈnɪpjʊleɪtər] nmanipulateur/trice m/f


nManipulator(in) m(f), → Manipulant(in) m(f); he’s a skilled manipulator of public opinioner versteht es, die öffentliche Meinung geschickt zu manipulieren


(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
References in classic literature ?
There was such a kindly humanness about the man, such a genial democraticness, that Daylight found it hard to realize that this was THE John Dowsett, president of a string of banks, insurance manipulator, reputed ally of the lieutenants of Standard Oil, and known ally of the Guggenhammers.
Consider the wastes incidental to the blind and haphazard production of commodities--the factories closed, the workers idle, the goods spoiling in storage; consider the activities of the stock manipulator, the paralyzing of whole industries, the overstimulation of others, for speculative purposes; the assignments and bank failures, the crises and panics, the deserted towns and the starving populations
He now returned to his old opinions, and became the leader of the liberal party in Alencon, the invisible manipulator of elections, and did immense harm to the Restoration by the cleverness of his underhand proceedings and the perfidy of his outward behavior.
They might be appreciated in a trade journal (if only that want could be supplied), by skilled manipulators of the jemmy and the large light bunch; but, as records of unbroken yet insignificant success, they would be found at once too trivial and too technical, if not sordid and unprofitable into the bargain.
Korea has avoided being designated as a currency manipulator in a United States Treasury Department report released Wednesday (local time).
However, Kardashian is not the only ex of hers who believes that Chyna is a user and manipulator.
WASHINGTON, April 12 (KUNA) -- After attacking his predecessor Barack Obama for not labeling China a currency manipulator and pledging to do so himself, US President Donald Trump has decided against the action.
Smart Arm Manipulator smart-motion control system is a laser and camera-assisted solution using a custom, heavy-duty multi-axis manipulator arm.
The Manipulators prefer to use the term Variant to describe themselves, explaining that the word Manipulator has been forced upon them and does not reflect who they are.
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to name China a currency manipulator on his first day in the White House.
Because when the manipulators with similar functions needed to be used, the attention of operators would search the manipulator at the familiar area of interface in an automatic way.