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manipulate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Manipulate  \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 
  {Maniple}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Manipulate  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  manipulate 
  v  1:  influence  or  control  shrewdly  or  deviously:  "He  manipulated 
  public  opinion  in  his  favor." 
  2:  hold  something  in  one's  hands  and  move  it 
  3:  fake  or  falsify;  "Fudge  the  figures";  "cook  the  books"; 
  "falsify  the  data"  [syn:  {fudge},  {fake},  {falsify},  {cook}, 
  {wangle},  {misrepresent}] 
  4:  manipulate  in  a  fraudulent  manner;  of  prices  [syn:  {rig}] 
  5:  influence  skilfully  to  one's  advantage;  "She  manipulates  her 
  boss";  "She  is  a  very  controlling  mother  and  doesn't  let 
  her  children  grow  up"  [syn:  {control}] 
  6:  in  physiotherapy  [syn:  {treat  manually}] 




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