Synonyms of manipulate in English:

manipulate


See definition of manipulate

verb

1‘the workman manipulated some knobs and levers’

SYNONYMS

operate, handle, work, control, use, employ, utilize

2‘she used her hands to manipulate the muscles of his back’

SYNONYMS

massage, rub, knead, feel, palpate

3‘the government tried to manipulate the situation’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

falsify, rig, distort, alter, change, doctor, massage, juggle, tamper with, fiddle with, tinker with, interfere with, misrepresent, fudge, corrupt

informal cook, fiddle