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manipulate meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of manipulate at MeaningMonkey.org. manipulate meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of manipulate (verb)

  1. influence or control shrewdly or deviously
  2. hold something in one's hands and move it
  3. tamper, with the purpose of deception
  4. manipulate in a fraudulent manner
    • "rig prices"
    • synonyms: rig
  5. 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"
    • synonyms: control, keep in line
  6. treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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