manipulate manipulate  /mə ˈnɪp jə ˌleɪt/


  1. (v) influence or control shrewdly or deviously
  2. (v) hold something in one's hands and move it
  3. (v) tamper, with the purpose of deception
  4. (v) manipulate in a fraudulent manner
  5. (v) control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
  6. (v) treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed


  1. At the end, though, his appeals were exhausted and his attempts to manipulate the system became tiresome.
  2. But he also knew how to manipulate the internal system and created a secret Barings account whose losses the bank automatically covered.
  3. Once in EMU, members will no longer be able to manipulate interest or exchange rates to stimulate growth and create jobs.


  1. Singapore raps 20 banks for trying to rig rates

    Singapore has rapped 20 banks for allowing 133 traders to attempt to manipulate interest rates and foreign exchange benchmarks during a four-year period.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. Federal audit on EPISD: Cheating at Bowie, Coronado

    El Paso Independent School District's efforts to manipulate federal accountability measures stretched beyond Bowie High to Coronado High in a more affluent part of the district, according to a federal audit report released Friday that calls for a civil rights investigation. ›› Read EPISD federal audit report
    on June 14, 2013     Source: El Paso Times

  3. Singapore punishes 20 banks

    Singapore has rapped 20 banks for trying to manipulate financial market benchmarks.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN Money


  1. "Libby's conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq war," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "Now, even that small bit of justice has been...
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: Forbes

  2. "In Las Vegas most people know that the odds are stacked against them," Ensign said. "On Wall Street they manipulate the odds while you're playing the game."
    on Apr 27, 2010 By: John Ensign Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "This president would not use the (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) to manipulate (prices) unless there was a true emergency," said White House press secretary Dana Perino.
    on Jan 3, 2006 By: Dana Perino Source: 940 News

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