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manipulate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word manipulate

(verb) influence or control shrewdly or deviously
Synonyms : pull strings , pull wires
Example Sentence
  • He manipulated public opinion in his favor

(verb) hold something in one's hands and move it
(verb) tamper, with the purpose of deception
Synonyms : cook , fake , falsify , fudge , misrepresent , wangle
Example Sentence
  • Fudge the figures
  • cook the books
  • falsify the data

(verb) manipulate in a fraudulent manner
Synonyms : rig
Example Sentence
  • rig prices

(verb) control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
Synonyms : control , keep in line
Example Sentence
  • 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

(verb) treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for manipulate

he pull(pul)/operate mannny(mani) by his one hand
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Manipulate-(man and plate) during the election time men are influenced by the party leaders to support them by giving some food on plate
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