Manipulatory



[muh-nip-yuh-leyt] /məˈnɪp yəˌleɪt/

verb (used with object), manipulated, manipulating.
1.
to manage or influence skillfully, especially in an unfair manner:
to manipulate people’s feelings.
2.
to handle, manage, or use, especially with skill, in some process of treatment or performance:
to manipulate a large tractor.
3.
to adapt or change (accounts, figures, etc.) to suit one’s purpose or advantage.
4.
Medicine/Medical. to examine or treat by skillful use of the hands, as in palpation, reduction of dislocations, or changing the position of a fetus.
/məˈnɪpjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to handle or use, esp with some skill, in a process or action: to manipulate a pair of scissors
2.
to negotiate, control, or influence (something or someone) cleverly, skilfully, or deviously
3.
to falsify (a bill, accounts, etc) for one’s own advantage
4.
(in physiotherapy) to examine or treat manually, as in loosening a joint
v.

1827, “to handle skillfully by hand,” a back-formation from manipulation. Of mental influence, from 1864. Financial sense is from 1870. In mid-20c., it served as a euphemism for “masturbation.” Related: Manipulated; manipulating.

manipulate ma·nip·u·late (mə-nĭp’yə-lāt’)
v. ma·nip·u·lat·ed, ma·nip·u·lat·ing, ma·nip·u·lates
To handle and move in an examination or for therapeutic purposes.

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