|1.||[ verb ] influence or control shrewdly or deviously|
: "He manipulated public opinion in his favor."
|Related terms:||influence manipulation|
|2.||[ verb ] hold something in one's hands and move it|
|Related terms:||handle handle operate wield toy tamper massage knead shuffle twiddle mouse lay_hands_on handling|
|3.||[ verb ] (business) manipulate in a fraudulent manner; of prices|
|Related terms:||price swindle|
|4.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||interact tease handle ingratiate controller|
|5.||[ verb ] fake or falsify|
|Synonyms:||fake falsify cook wangle misrepresent fudge|
"Fudge the figures" "cook the books" "falsify the data"
|Related terms:||cheat juggle fabricate fake imposter misrepresentation falsifier misrepresentaation falsification fakery|
|6.||[ verb ] treat manually, as with massage, in physiotherapy|
|Related terms:||treat handling|