1. manipulate

verb. ['məˈnɪpjəˌleɪt'] influence or control shrewdly or deviously.


  • pull wires
  • work
  • pull strings
  • act upon


  • overact
  • underact
  • tightness
  • immovability

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Rhymes with Manipulate

  • stipulate

Sentences with manipulate

1. Adjective
They have hands with opposable thumbs that allow them to easily pick up and manipulate objects.

2. Verb, base form
Using more than one slab also means they'll be easier to manipulate and install as well.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The kids manipulate the pipe cleaners to create a simple body shape.

Quotes about manipulate

1. Love is giving up control. It’s surrendering the desire to control the other person. The two—love and controlling power over the other person—are mutually exclusive. If we are serious about loving someone, we have to surrender all the desires within us to manipulate the relationship.
- Rob Bell, Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality

2. Writing is the voices inside our heads, our minds, the creativity that exists for us to, from nothing, create alternate worlds, manipulate a personality or to introduce a new kind of love, a new kind of hate or pain or happiness or wonder or... anything we want. Through words, we can do, we can be anything we want.
- Allie Burke

3. Human beings are nothing but intellectually organized closely interconnected interestingly and independently functioning trillions of atoms. We manipulate these atoms by our thoughts. At the same time, thoughts are the byproducts of complex interactions of these intelligent atoms.
- Debasish Mridha

2. manipulate

verb. ['məˈnɪpjəˌleɪt'] hold something in one's hands and move it.


  • twiddle
  • control
  • toy
  • tamper
  • diddle
  • fiddle
  • monkey
  • work
  • palm
  • fiddle with
  • handle
  • play
  • operate
  • mix
  • shuffle
  • mouse
  • rub down
  • manage
  • wield
  • massage
  • knead
  • ruffle


  • indiscipline
  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness
  • natural object

3. manipulate

verb. ['məˈnɪpjəˌleɪt'] tamper, with the purpose of deception.


  • cheat
  • falsify
  • wangle
  • fake
  • juggle
  • misrepresent
  • chisel
  • fudge


  • stay in place
  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • disengage

4. manipulate

verb. ['məˈnɪpjəˌleɪt'] manipulate in a fraudulent manner.


  • price


  • right
  • disorganise

5. manipulate

verb. ['məˈnɪpjəˌleɪt'] treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed.


  • care for


  • derestrict
  • powerlessness

6. manipulate

verb. ['məˈnɪpjəˌleɪt'] control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage.


  • tease
  • control
  • keep in line
  • ingratiate
  • handle


  • break
  • idle
  • studio
  • fail