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Overview of verb manipulate

The verb manipulate has 6 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) manipulate, pull strings, pull wires

(influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated public opinion in his favor")

2. (3) manipulate

(hold something in one's hands and move it)

3. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent

(tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data")

4. rig, manipulate

(manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices")

5. manipulate, keep in line, control

(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")

6. manipulate

(treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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