manipulate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlemanipulating
past tensemanipulated
past participlemanipulated
  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