Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To operate on with the hands; manage.

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Usage examples "manipulate":

  1. In the meantime I fancy you will have all you can do to earn the money for your typewriter, purchase it, and learn to manipulate it. - "Paul and the Printing Press", Sara Ware Bassett.
  2. The ability to manipulate symbols is the most powerful tool of the human mind; a mind which can manipulate them effectively is, in every sense of the word, truly human. - "Fifty Per Cent Prophet", Gordon Randall Garrett.
  3. In half- pleased excitement they whispered and giggled and muttered together, while Pancho lay prone at the edge of the orifice, directing them how to manipulate the rope. - "Rainbow's End", Rex Beach.