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  Definition of manipulate
  1. treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
  2. hold something in one''s hands and move it
  3. 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"
  4. manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices"
  5. influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated public opinion in his favor"
  6. fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
Similar Words: keep in line, control, rig, pull strings, pull wires, fudge, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent

 

See Also: fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent

 

Hyponyms: lay hands on, mouse, twiddle, fiddle with, wield, handle, operate, control, massage, rub down, knead, work, shuffle, ruffle, mix, tamper, fiddle, monkey, toy, diddle, play, tease, ingratiate, juggle

 

Derivational Morphology: handling, manipulation, manipulator, restrainer, controller, control, use, swindle, cheat, rig, misrepresentation, deceit, deception, wangle, wangling, finagler, wangler, falsification, misrepresentaation, falsehood, falsity, falseness, falsifier, fake, sham, postiche, imposter, impostor, pretender, faker, fraud, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player, fakery

 

 
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