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Definition 1: treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed - [verb of body]

(manipulate is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

Definition 2: hold something in one's hands and move it - [verb of contact]

(manipulate is a kind of ...) touch, lift, or hold with the hands

"Don't handle the merchandise"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly

"Someone tampered with the documents on my desk" "The reporter fiddle with the facts"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) mix so as to make a random order or arrangement

"shuffle the cards"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) make uniform

"knead dough" "work the clay until it is soft"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes

"She rubbed down her child with a sponge"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) handle and cause to function

"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) handle effectively

"The burglar wielded an axe" "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) manipulate, as in a nervous or unconscious manner

"He twiddled his thumbs while waiting for the interview"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) manipulate the mouse of a computer

(... is a kind of manipulate ) manage with the hands

(... is a kind of manipulate ) manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

"She played nervously with her wedding ring" "Don't fiddle with the screws" "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"

Definition 3: maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage - [verb of emotion]

Samples where manipulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for manipulate in the sense of this definition

(manipulate is a kind of ...) act together or towards others or with others

"He should interact more with his colleagues"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them

"The advertisement is intended to tease the customers" "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) show and train

"The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

Definition 4: manipulate in a fraudulent manner - [verb of possession]

Samples where manipulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rig prices

Synonyms for manipulate in the sense of this definition

(manipulate is a kind of ...) determine the price of

"The grocer priced his wares high"

Samples where manipulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He manipulated public opinion in his favor

Synonyms for manipulate in the sense of this definition

(manipulate is a kind of ...) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

Samples where manipulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fudge the figures
  • cook the books
  • falsify the data

Synonyms for manipulate in the sense of this definition

(manipulate is a kind of ...) engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud

"Who's chiseling on the side?"

(... is a kind of manipulate ) manipulate by or as if by moving around components

"juggle an account so as to hide a deficit"

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