Meaning of manipulate

Definition of manipulate

(verb) influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated public opinion in his favor"
hold something in one's hands and move it
tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices"
maintain influence over (others or oneself) 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"
treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

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