Synonyms of manipulate


1. manipulate, pull strings, pull wires, influence, act upon, work

usage: influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated public opinion in his favor"

2. manipulate, handle, palm

usage: hold something in one's hands and move it

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

usage: tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

4. rig, manipulate, price

usage: manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices"

5. manipulate, keep in line, control, interact

usage: 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, care for

usage: treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

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Definition and meaning of manipulate (Dictionary)