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To handle or operate something
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“It may take some practice before you can manipulate the milk frother adequately.”
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To handle a substance physically with the intent of creating a desired form
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“The artisan would manipulate the clay into the form of a beautiful vase.”
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To plan out usually with subtle skill or care
“Many animals are experts at being able to manipulate their environment for purposes of survival.”
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To obtain, arrange, or achieve by deceitful methods or by trickery
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“He was able to manipulate me into investing in his harebrained scheme.”
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To influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something
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“The floundering enterprise would manipulate its financial data, giving a false impression that it was profitable.”
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To examine or treat (a part of the body) by feeling or moving it with the hand
“Physicians sometimes use their hands to manipulate the musculoskeletal system to encourage the body to heal.”
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To examine through the sense of touch
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To obtain through manipulative or deceitful methods
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To take unfair advantage of
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To affect or change the outcome of
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To make use of
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To cause pain through mistreatment
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To affect without completely changing
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To bring back into alignment
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To make good use of opportunities that are available
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To manipulate or influence an event
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Devote effort to something
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To affect one's mind, usually through the use of a questionable mind-affecting process
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To search with one's hands and fingers
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Launder or doctor
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(computing) To manipulate data or information with a computer or software
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To make fun of in a good-natured way
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To interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations
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Sweet-talk
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