ma·​nip·​u·​la·​ble mə-ˈni-pyə-lə-bəl How to pronounce manipulable (audio)
: capable of being manipulated
manipulability noun

Examples of manipulable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opioids are deadlier, more addictive, easier to hide, and more manipulable than any narcotic the United States has tried to police before. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Jan. 2024 At first, Putin's regime conceived of this seemingly novel propaganda approach for domestic use to keep the populace confused, divided and highly manipulable. Melik Kaylan, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 The digital revolution is changing the practice of intelligence as information becomes more plentiful and accessible but also more manipulable. Amy B. Zegart, Foreign Affairs, 19 Oct. 2021 Synthetic images of people of color operate along identical lines, separating race from those who live it—transmuting it into pure, manipulable data. WIRED, 1 Feb. 2023 But the secretaries also took heart when Mr. Merrill, a generally Trump-friendly Republican, offered his own experience as an election observer in Russia as testimony that paper ballots were just as manipulable as electronic voting. Charles Homans, New York Times, 4 Nov. 2022 The Court’s treatment of a pair of cases involving religion and public education further illustrates that its fidelity to originalism is both opportunistic and manipulable. David Cole, The New York Review of Books, 8 July 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manipulable was in 1881

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“Manipulable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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