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manipulate

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1 to control or take advantage of by artful, unfair, or insidious means

  • the con man would slyly manipulate the emotions of his marks in order to win their sympathy and trust
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2 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently

  • spin doctors manipulating the data to make it seem more favorable to their preferred candidates
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come to grips with, have a grip on

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3 to plan out usually with subtle skill or care

  • manipulated the schedule of presidential primaries so that the choice of the party elders would win the nomination
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