[muh-nip-yuh-leyt] /məˈnɪp yəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), manipulated, manipulating.
to manage or influence skillfully, especially in an unfair manner:
to manipulate people’s feelings.
to handle, manage, or use, especially with skill, in some process of treatment or performance:
to manipulate a large tractor.
to adapt or change (accounts, figures, etc.) to suit one’s purpose or advantage.
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.
(transitive) to handle or use, esp with some skill, in a process or action: to manipulate a pair of scissors
to negotiate, control, or influence (something or someone) cleverly, skilfully, or deviously
to falsify (a bill, accounts, etc) for one’s own advantage
(in physiotherapy) to examine or treat manually, as in loosening a joint
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.
[muhn-i-poo r] /ˈmʌn ɪˌpʊər/ noun 1. a state in NE India between Assam and Burma. 8620 sq. mi. (22,326 sq. km). Capital: Imphal. /ˌmʌnɪˈpʊə/ noun 1. a state in NE India: largely densely forested mountains. Capital: Imphal. Pop: 2 388 634 (2001). Area: 22 327 sq km (8621 sq miles)
[mah-ni-sah] /ˈmɑ nɪˌsɑ/ noun 1. a city in W Turkey, near the Aegean: Roman defeat of Antiochus the Great 190 b.c. /ˈmɑːnɪˌsɑː/ noun 1. a city in W Turkey: the Byzantine seat of government (1204–1313). Pop: 237 000 (2005 est)
- Man is the measure of all things
A statement by the ancient Greek philosopher Protagoras. It is usually interpreted to mean that the individual human being, rather than a god or an unchanging moral law, is the ultimate source of value.
[man-it] /ˈmæn ɪt/ noun 1. .