vt \mə-ˈnip-yə-ˌlāt\

Definition of MANIPULATE

: to treat or operate with the hands or by mechanical means especially in a skillful manner <manipulate the fragments of a broken bone into correct position>
a : to manage or utilize skillfully b : to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one's own advantage
ma·nip·u·la·tive \-ˈnip-yə-ˌlāt-iv, -lət-\ adjective
ma·nip·u·la·tive·ness noun

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