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Synonyms for manipulate
məˈnɪp yəˌleɪtma·nip·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. manipulate, pull strings, pull wiresverb

    influence or control shrewdly or deviously

    "He manipulated public opinion in his favor"

    Synonyms:
    misrepresent, wangle, rig, cook, pull strings, keep in line, fudge, pull wires, falsify, control, fake

  2. manipulateverb

    hold something in one's hands and move it

    Synonyms:
    misrepresent, wangle, rig, cook, pull strings, keep in line, fudge, pull wires, falsify, control, fake

  3. fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresentverb

    tamper, with the purpose of deception

    "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

    Synonyms:
    warp, belie, circumvent, evade, ready, prepare, sidestep, cook, pull wires, fix, forge, manage, make, parry, dodge, finagle, fake, duck, alter, control, hedge, bullshit, put off, bull, talk through one's hat, falsify, distort, garble, counterfeit, pull strings, elude, interpolate, wangle, keep in line, fudge, misrepresent, rig, skirt

  4. rig, manipulateverb

    manipulate in a fraudulent manner

    "rig prices"

    Synonyms:
    misrepresent, set, wangle, rig, cook, pull strings, keep in line, fudge, pull wires, falsify, set up, control, fake

  5. manipulate, keep in line, controlverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    assure, misrepresent, see, fudge, hold in, fake, pull strings, cook, control, moderate, hold, ensure, wangle, check, pull wires, keep in line, falsify, ascertain, operate, master, rig, see to it, command, insure, curb, verify, contain

  6. manipulateverb

    treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

    Synonyms:
    misrepresent, wangle, rig, cook, pull strings, keep in line, fudge, pull wires, falsify, control, fake

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Editors Contribution

  1. beguile

    beguile second meaning is cheating

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. manipulateverb

    Synonyms:
    work or operate with the hands

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. manipulateverb

    Synonyms:
    handle, operate, manage

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "manipulate":

    handle

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How to use manipulate in a sentence?

  1. Natalia Martinez:

    But it has allowed the Cuban government to manipulate this status in order to be able to justify its actions. being a relatively recent Miami re-transplant, I think I have an optimistic view.

  2. Chamath Palihapitiya:

    That’s what we’re dealing with, and imagine taking that to the extreme, where bad actors can now manipulate large swathes of people to do anything you want. It’s just a really, really bad state of affairs.

  3. John Ratey:

    When you exercise, you turn on the attention systems, so that means you're( paying) better attention, you're able to deal with more frustration, you're able to stay with it longer, you're able to manipulate information by turning... on the front part of our brain to make it work better, and that's really key and important in terms of taking in information as well as performing with it.

  4. North Korea:

    I never, never should have allowed myself to be lured by the United States administration to commit a crime in this country. I wish that the United States administration never manipulate people like myself in the future to commit crimes against foreign countries. I entirely beg you, the people and government of the DPRK, for your forgiveness. Please ! I made the worst mistake of my life !

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Death is unavoidable, unimpeachably (beyond doubt and criticism). In fact, you can manipulate and escape every other fact of life except death itself. Besides that, every other fact of life has a solution excluding death. Oh! yes, you will surely die someday, sometime, somehow and somewhere. Thus, engage and indulge yourself in doing only something or things that can outlive you and speak for you perpetually after your demise. ~Emeasoba George


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