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verb [transitive] manipulate pronunciation in American English /məˈnɪpjəˌleɪt/
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present tense
present participlemanipulating
past tensemanipulated
past participlemanipulated
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  1. 1
    to influence someone, or to control something, in a clever or dishonest way

    He knows how to manipulate an audience.

  2. 3
    medical to use your hands to move or press part of someone’s body as part of a medical treatment
  3. 4
    computing to change, correct, or move information stored on a computer

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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