present tense third-person singular of 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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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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something of little or no value

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