verb (used with object), ma·nip·u·lat·ed, ma·nip·u·lat·ing.
Origin of manipulate
Examples from the Web for manipulate
And from their power structure within the prisons they manipulate and control events on the streets.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.‘Star Wars Rebels’ Explores the Jedi’s Lost Years Between the Prequels and the Original Trilogy|Annaliza Savage|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But tech geeks, with their superhuman ability to manipulate ones and zeroes, do.Occupying the Throne: Justine Tunney, Neoreactionaries, and the New 1%|Arthur Chu|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Raised by her mother to manipulate men and compete with women, Luce was fundamentally cold.
The rate of acceleration was terrific, and I am still unable to understand how Hart was able to manipulate the controls.
Such machines can manipulate more symbols, and of a broader variety, than the human mind can.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Of course they have made up their minds you are erratic, and have not the least doubt that they can manipulate that loose screw.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
This is a difficult joint for a beginner, but after a little study and practice one may manipulate it with dexterity.Carving and Serving|Mrs. D. A. Lincoln
He seems to manipulate the stops with his fingers, but I fancy that he does no more than sing into the larger opening.Chimney-Pot Papers|Charles S. Brooks
Word Origin for manipulate
1827, "to handle skillfully by hand," a back-formation from manipulation. Of mental influence, from 1864. Financial sense is from 1870. In mid-20c., it served as a euphemism for "masturbation." Related: Manipulated; manipulating.