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Pronunciation:  mu'nipyu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  treat manually, as with massage, in physiotherapy
  2. [v]  hold something in one's hands and move it
  3. [v]  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. [v]  manipulate in a fraudulent manner; of prices
  5. [v]  influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated public opinion in his favor."
  6. [v]  fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

MANIPULATE is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: control, cook, fake, falsify, fudge, keep in line, misrepresent, pull strings, pull wires, rig, wangle
 See Also: act upon, care for, cheat, chisel, control, cook up, diddle, fabricate, fiddle, fiddle with, handle, influence, ingratiate, interact, invent, juggle, knead, lay hands on, make up, manufacture, massage, mix, monkey, mouse, operate, palm, play, price, rub down, ruffle, shuffle, tamper, tease, toy, treat, twiddle, wield, work, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ma*nip"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manipulated};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Manipulating}.] [LL. manipulatus, p. p. of
    manipulare to lead by the hand, fr. L. manipulus. See
    1. To treat, work, or operate with the hands, especially when
       knowledge and dexterity are required; to manage in hand
       work; to handle; as, to manipulate scientific apparatus.
    2. To control the action of, by management; as, to manipulate
       a convention of delegates; to manipulate the stock market;
       also, to manage artfully or fraudulently; as, to
       manipulate accounts, or election returns.
  2. \Ma*nip"u*late\, v. i.
    To use the hands in dexterous operations; to do hand work;
    specifically, to manage the apparatus or instruments used in
    scientific work, or in artistic or mechanical processes;
    also, specifically, to use the hand in mesmeric operations.
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