Manipulate appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):
- Steel feet up: manipulate metal up in amputee fleets.
- Hero, to manipulate madness, send a metal up in a motor, eh?
- Now a sign is open, I manipulate men; I mine metal up in a mine; posing, I saw on.
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Definition of the verb manipulate
What does manipulate mean as a doing word?
Manipulate is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: manipulated | manipulating | manipulates
- influence or control shrewdly or deviously
- example: He manipulated public opinion in his favor
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] I forced him [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, object control with infinitive] I forced him to come [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, object control with -ing] I forced him into coming [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, not sentential clause] I forced John into the chairmanship
Force Verbs (with the same syntax): allure, annoy, blackmail, bluff, bribe, bully, cajole, cheat, con, deceive, delude, draw, dupe, ensnare, entrap, flatter, fool, frighten, guide, harass, harry, hijack, hoodwink, hustle, influence, lure, organize, panic, seduce, set, shame, shock, stimulate, talk, tease, terrify, trap, trick, wheedle.
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of manipulate: pull strings / pull wires
- more generic terms: act upon / influence / work = have and exert influence or effect
- hold something in one's hands and move it
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- more generic words: handle / palm = touch, lift, or hold with the hands
- more specific terms:
- lay hands on = manage with the hands
- mouse = manipulate the mouse of a computer
- fiddle with / twiddle = manipulate, as in a nervous or unconscious manner
- handle / manage / wield = handle effectively
- control / operate = handle and cause to function
- rub down / massage / knead = manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
- knead / work = make uniform
- shuffle / ruffle / mix = mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
- fiddle / monkey / tamper = play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
- diddle / fiddle / play / toy = manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
- tamper, with the purpose of deception
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of manipulate: cook / fake / falsify / fudge / misrepresent / wangle
- more generic words: cheat / chisel = engage in deceitful behavior
- more specific word: juggle = manipulate by or as if by moving around components
- manipulate in a fraudulent manner
- maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage
- example: She manipulates her boss
- syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
- lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
- synonyms of manipulate: control / keep in line
- more generic word: interact = act together or towards others or with others
- more specific words:
- treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
Alternative definition of the verb manipulate
- [transitive] To move, arrange or operate something using the hands
- [transitive] To influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something
- [transitive, medicine] To handle and move a body part, either as an examination or for a therapeutic purpose
Specialised definition of the verb manipulate
Glossary of sports
to rub or move parts of the body with the hands to treat a joint, a slipped disc or a hernia (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
"Manipulate" is a composition.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Manipulate
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by William Davis Eaton
The hero turned anti-hero, immersed within himself, docile and easy to manipulate is the vision of the present American revolution and its mutation into Civil War. From the image of self love there is seldom reflected the obligation of social ...
Night Game (2011)
A John Marquez Crime Novel by Kirk Russell
” “Manipulate is the word you' re looking for.” Marquez got out a flashlight, and they climbed over the gate ...
by Stephen S. Senn
Ltd manipulate is the sample size. Hence, the usual point of. Statistical Issues in Drug Development: 13 Determining the Sample Size 13.1 Background.
by Eugene Franz Roeber, Howard Coon Parmelee
The simplest cover to manipulate is a floating cup, about 1 mm narrower than the calorimeter opening. The evaporation with such a cover will seldom reach 1 mg per minute, which means 0.6 calory heat loss a minute. If the cooling correction ...
Welding Engineer (1920)
The reason the arc isi difficult to manipulate is that the operator must use the) full temperature of the arc or must break it entirely. There is no intermediate point between. The corresponding case) in oxy-acetylene welding is that in which the ...
Research Methods in Language and Education by Nancy Hornberger, P. Corson
An experimental design enables the researcher to manipulate an independent variable while controlling other independent variables. For instance, an investigator may manipulate feedback on children's reading attempts to produce differential ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
*obstacle Ant asset handicraft craft, art, *trade, profession handicraftsman craftsman, workman, artisan, mechanic, workingman, laborer, operative, hand, roustabout, *worker handle vb 1 Handle, manipulate, wield, swing, ply are comparable ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)
by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith
manipulate Sp. Pg. manipular = P. manipuler), take or lead by the hand, < manipulus, a nandful : see maniple.]...
< manipulate, lead by the ...
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Manipulate
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Usage statistics about manipulate
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb manipulate:
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- Manipulate Meaning
Video shows what manipulate means. To move, arrange or operate something using the hands. To influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something.
- Neely Fuller- English Language Easy To Manipulate
Neely Fuller explains that the english language is very easy to manipulate in such a way that you can confuse people. Mr Fuller's Talktainment Show: ...
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Quotes about Manipulate
Successful ... politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies. (Walter Lippmann)
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Scrabble value of M3A1N1I1P3U1L1A1T1E1
The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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