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1‘the workman manipulated some knobs and levers’
operate, handle, work, control, use, employ, utilize
2‘she used her hands to manipulate the muscles of his back’
massage, rub, knead, feel, palpate
3‘the government tried to manipulate the situation’
exploit, control, influence, turn to one's advantage, use to one's advantage, manoeuvre, engineer, steer, direct, guide, twist round one's little finger, work, orchestrate, choreograph
4‘they accused him of manipulating the data’
falsify, rig, distort, alter, change, doctor, massage, juggle, tamper with, fiddle with, tinker with, interfere with, misrepresent, fudge, corrupt
informal cook, fiddle
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