Definition for manipulate

verb as in maneuver, handle physically

Strongest matches

employ, shape, wield

Strong matches

feel, finger, form, manage, mold, operate, ply, swing, thumb, use, work

verb as in change to suit one's desire

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On the advertising side, Google said it already has policies that prohibit advertisers from using doctored or manipulated media or false claims that could undermine voter participation or trust in the election.

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This ambiguity leaves it to the state to decide what kind of content is considered false or potentially harmful, and could allow those in power to manipulate the definition for political gain.

The court’s ruling was informed, in part, by tens of thousands of alternative maps demonstrating that the district boundaries had very likely been manipulated for political gain, the very definition of gerrymandering.

The Authenticator analyzes videos or images and tells users the percentage chance that they’ve been artificially manipulated.

After manipulating the positronium atoms with a laser to put them in the appropriate energy level, the team hit them with microwave radiation to induce some of them to jump to another energy level.

And from their power structure within the prisons they manipulate and control events on the streets.

He studied our use of language and the way that words are manipulated to manipulate the populace.

They are actually using the media around the galaxy to manipulate events and make people feel they have more power than they do.

But tech geeks, with their superhuman ability to manipulate ones and zeroes, do.

Porn is really the same as any other media product: People manipulate it to their purposes more than they are manipulated by it.

Cleverly though they manipulate, cleanliness is not their besetting weakness.

Of course they have made up their minds you are erratic, and have not the least doubt that they can manipulate that loose screw.

I don't want to let him manipulate that light enough to send any signals to possible Mexican watchers, Overton.

He began to manipulate the cards, lying cramped on his side, and in doing so dropped two or three.

They felled the great trees and dragged them aside with powerful donkey engines to manipulate their gear.


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On this page you'll find 101 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to manipulate, such as: employ, shape, wield, feel, finger, and form.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.