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manipulate (verb), manipulates; manipulated; manipulating
1. To manage or to influence other people; especially, in a skillful manner: Sharon could manipulate people's feelings, which was her special trait.

Politicians strive to manipulate public opinion in order to get the votes of as many people as possible.

2. To handle, manage, or use; especially, with skill, in some process of treatment or performance: The farmer was able to manipulate a large tractor.
3. To adapt or change (accounts, figures, etc.) to suit one's purpose or advantage: The accountant had been manipulating the ledgers at the accounting firm for several years before being caught.
4. In medicine, to examine or treat by skillful use of the hands, as in palpation, reduction of dislocations, or changing the position of a fetus: The doctor had to manipulate the man’s shoulder to determine whether his collar bone was broken.
To manage or to influence people with skill.
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To skillfully manage certain things or influence people. (1)