ma·​nip·​u·​la·​ble | \ mə-ˈni-pyə-lə-bəl How to pronounce manipulable (audio) \

Definition of manipulable

: capable of being manipulated

Other Words from manipulable

manipulability \ mə-​ˌni-​pyə-​lə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce manipulable (audio) \ noun

Examples of manipulable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most bond contracts have been weakened over the past 20 years by increasingly baroque and manipulable collection-action clauses and have become nearly unenforceable. Jay Newman, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2022 The lab rat of biology, E. coli grows quickly and uniformly, and is genetically manipulable. James Somers, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2022 In the end, as noted, Bush turned the duties test into highly manipulable gibberish. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 2 Feb. 2022 And so, while particular rules might not be necessary to democracy, having baseline federal standards that are not manipulable is critical for stopping this strategy of election subversion. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 25 Jan. 2022 It’s an outlook underscored by the contrast between the steel tools, which are as physical as design gets, and the digital world of shapes on a screen that are ethereal and manipulable. Brent Rose, Wired, 9 Nov. 2021 Young girls are more malleable, more manipulable and more exploitable. Jason Newman, Rolling Stone, 29 Sep. 2021 The group, which has been doling out its awards since 1944, is known for a membership that is easily manipulable. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 11 May 2021 In other words, is Tether actually a tool for cryptocurrency insiders to get rich on the market’s hottest—and highly manipulable—commodity? Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 13 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of manipulable

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Manipulable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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