Meaning of manipulate
Pronunciation: (mu-nip'yu-lāt"), [key]
— -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
- to manage or influence skillfully, esp. in an unfair manner: to manipulate people's feelings.
- to handle, manage, or use, esp. with skill, in some process of treatment or performance: to manipulate a large tractor.
- to adapt or change (accounts, figures, etc.) to suit one's purpose or advantage.
- to examine or treat by skillful use of the hands, as in palpation, reduction of dislocations, or changing the position of a fetus.
- manipulate (Thesaurus)