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Verb: manipulate  mu'ni-pyu,leyt
  1. Influence or control shrewdly or deviously
    "He manipulated public opinion in his favour";
    - pull strings [informal], pull wires [N. Amer]
  2. Hold something in one's hands and move it
  3. Tamper, with the purpose of deception
    "manipulate the figures";
    - fudge, fake, falsify, cook [informal], wangle [informal], misrepresent, spoof [informal]
  4. Cause to change in a way that is not intended or honest
    "manipulate prices";
    - rig
  5. Maintain influence over (others or oneself) skilfully, usually to one's advantage
    "She manipulates her boss";
    - keep in line, control
  6. Treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

Derived forms: manipulates, manipulating, manipulated

Type of: act upon, care for, cheat, chisel [informal], handle, influence, interact, palm, price, treat, work

Encyclopedia: Manipulate