verb (used with object), ma·nip·u·lat·ed, ma·nip·u·lat·ing.
Origin of manipulate
Synonyms for manipulate
Examples from the Web for manipulatory
Historical Examples of manipulatory
It must have manipulatory organs, such as this being very obviously did have—organs very much like his own.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett
Among them is a fragment considered as the ne plus ultra of the chemical and manipulatory skill of the ancient workers.Reminiscences of Glass-making
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.