Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb manipulate

6 senses of manipulate

Sense 1
manipulate, pull strings, pull wires -- (influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated public opinion in his favor")
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

Sense 2
manipulate -- (hold something in one's hands and move it)
       => handle, palm -- (touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise")

Sense 3
fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent -- (tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data")
       => cheat, chisel -- (engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud; "Who's chiseling on the side?")

Sense 4
rig, manipulate -- (manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices")
       => price -- (determine the price of; "The grocer priced his wares high")

Sense 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")
       => interact -- (act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues")

Sense 6
manipulate -- (treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed)
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

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