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Dictionary definition for: Manipulate

1. (v) influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated public opinion in his favor"

2. (v) hold something in one''s hands and move it

3. (v) fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures" "cook the books" "falsify the data"

4. (v) manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices"

5. (v) control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one''s advantage; "She manipulates her boss" "She is a very controlling mother and doesn''t let her children grow up" "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line" "she keeps in line"

6. (v) treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

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