ma·nip·u·late /məˈnɪpjəˌlet/ 及物動詞
Ma·nip·u·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manipulated p. pr. & vb. n. Manipulating ]
1. To treat, work, or operate with the hands, especially when knowledge and dexterity are required; to manage in hand work; to handle; as, to manipulate scientific apparatus.
2. To control the action of, by management; as, to manipulate a convention of delegates; also, to manage artfully or fraudulently; as, to manipulate accounts, or election returns; to manipulate the stock market.
Ma·nip·u·late, v. i. To use the hands in dexterous operations; to do hand work; specifically, to manage the apparatus or instruments used in scientific work, or in artistic or mechanical processes; also, specifically, to use the hand in mesmeric operations.
v 1: influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated
public opinion in his favor" [syn: pull strings, pull
2: hold something in one's hands and move it
3: fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books";
"falsify the data" [syn: fudge, fake, falsify, cook,
4: manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices" [syn: rig]
5: 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" [syn: keep in line, control]
6: treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed