What does the word manipulate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Manipulator.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Manipulation.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To operate on with the hands; manage.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Rex Beach