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Definition of Manipulate


  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.
  3. 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.

Manipulate Quotations

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly.
Mario Cuomo

So many things happen for every event, and if you try to manipulate it, it means you are struggling against the whole universe, and that's just silly.
Deepak Chopra

I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.
Bo Bennett

The worst thing you can do is try to manipulate or control perceptions. It's impossible, and when you are found out the result is disastrous. Better to be transparent and play well with others so that when bad things happen you have a reservoir of good will to bank on.
John Gerzema

I have no interest in trying to manipulate people's emotions or opinions.
Sarah Kane
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Manipulate Translations

manipulate in Afrikaans is hanteer
manipulate in Dutch is omgaan met, manipuleren, hanteren
manipulate in French is manipulent, manipulons, manipulez
manipulate in German is manipulieren, manipuliere
manipulate in Portuguese is manipule
manipulate in Spanish is manipular
manipulate in Swedish is manipulera
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