manipulate

01. Scientists working in the battle against cancer are hoping to be able to [manipulate] the DNA of a cancer sufferer so that the disease kills itself.
02. She practices shiatsu, an oriental form of body [manipulation], as well as massage.
03. I wouldn't trust Elinor; she is very [manipulative], and is friendly only when she thinks it is in her own interest.
04. The research results have obviously been [manipulated] in order to get the desired answers.
05. Advertising is the art of [manipulating] people into buying something they don't necessarily need.
06. The problem with statistics is that they can often be [manipulated] in such a way as to support whatever argument one wants.
07. The government has been very successful in [manipulating] public opinion in its favor.
08. Gustave LeBon believed that in crowds, individuals lose their critical faculties, rendering them suggestible and easily [manipulated].
09. Sigmund Freud once stated that knowledge is the intellectual [manipulation] of carefully verified observations.
10. After their divorce, the children's father tried to [manipulate] the children into seeing their mother as the one at fault in the marriage.
11. The government is [manipulating] the conflict for their own political gain.
12. Violent opposition to governmental [manipulation] and corruption in Nicaragua spread to all classes of society by 1978, and resulted in a civil war.
13. Psychologists describe thinking as a set of processes used to [manipulate] knowledge, ideas and images.
14. In order to determine the effect of television violence on aggressive behavior, the psychological experimenter would need to [manipulate] the amount of such violence the test subjects watch, and then study the results.
15. Studies show that in order to learn new vocabulary, second language students need to [manipulate] the vocabulary in a variety of ways, such as by relating it to their own lives.
16. She really [manipulates] her husband by constantly threatening to leave him, even though she would never do that.
17. The chiropractor did some [manipulations] on my shoulders and neck, and now the pain is almost gone.
18. Easily [manipulated] and exploited, children are often forced into serving as soldiers in some countries.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • manipulate — ma‧nip‧u‧late [məˈnɪpjleɪt] verb [transitive] 1. to make someone or something behave in the way you want, using skilful and often dishonest methods: manipulate somebody to do something • Companies manipulate consumers to buy their products… …   Financial and business terms

  • Manipulate — Ma*nip u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manipulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Manipulating}.] [LL. manipulatus, p. p. of manipulare to lead by the hand, fr. L. manipulus. See {Maniple}.] 1. To treat, work, or operate with the hands, especially when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manipulate — ma·nip·u·late /mə ni pyə ˌlāt/ vt lat·ed, lat·ing: to change by artful or unfair means so as to serve one s purpose; specif: to affect (the price of securities) artificially in order to deceive or mislead investors ma·nip·u·la·ble /mə ni pyə lə… …   Law dictionary

  • manipulate — [v1] maneuver, handle physically employ, feel, finger*, form, manage, mold, operate, ply, shape, swing, thumb*, use, wield, work; concepts 225,612 Ant. leave alone manipulate [v2] change to suit one’s desire beguile, conduct, control, direct,… …   New thesaurus

  • manipulate — [mə nip′yo͞o lāt΄, mə nip′yəlāt΄] vt. manipulated, manipulating [back form. < MANIPULATION] 1. to work, operate, or treat with or as with the hand or hands; handle or use, esp. with skill 2. to manage or control artfully or by shrewd use of… …   English World dictionary

  • Manipulate — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manipulate — (v.) 1827, to handle skillfully by hand, a back formation from MANIPULATION (Cf. manipulation). Of mental influence, from 1864. Financial sense is from 1870. In mid 20c., it served as a euphemism for masturbation. Related: Manipulated;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • manipulate — *handle, wield, swing, ply Analogous words: flourish, brandish, shake, *swing, wave, thrash …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • manipulate — The adjective derivatives are manipulable (‘capable of being manipulated’; not manipulatable) and manipulative (‘inclined to exploit unscrupulously’) …   Modern English usage

  • manipulate — ► VERB 1) handle or control with dexterity. 2) examine or treat (a part of the body) by feeling or moving it with the hand. 3) control or influence cleverly or unscrupulously. 4) alter or present (data) so as to mislead. DERIVATIVES manipulable… …   English terms dictionary

  • manipulate — verb ADVERB ▪ easily ▪ They believe that voters can be easily manipulated. ▪ successfully ▪ deftly, skilfully/skillfully ▪ deliberately …   Collocations dictionary

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