v. operate with one's hands; control or play upon people, forces artfully
v. move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner; tamper with or falsify for personal gain
Meanwhile, greed and vanity, using lies and fear, will once again manipulate ignorance and resentment.
Environmental experts say real-time air quality updates mandated to start in 74 mainland cities on New Year's Day will leave local officials less room to manipulate data.
Sentence in Classic:
His hands were invariably blotted with ink and stained with chemicals, yet he was possessed of extraordinary delicacy of touch, as I frequently had occasion to observe when I watched him manipulating his fragile philosophical instruments.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I know that the sunlight can be made to lie too, yet one felt that no manipulation of light and pose could have conveyed the delicate shade of truthfulness upon those features.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
The abruptness of the movements of the man who was manipulating him, the freshness of the night, the air which he could inhale freely, had roused him from his lethargy.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
Health, youth, honor, all the shy delicacies of the young body, the heart, virginity, modesty, that epidermis of the soul, are manipulated in sinister wise by that fumbling which seeks resources, which encounters opprobrium, and which accommodates itself to it.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Paris is built upon a soil which is singularly rebellious to the pick, the hoe, the bore, and to human manipulation.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Such an enterprise would seem almost as hopeful as for Lavater to have scrutinized the wrinkles on the Rock of Gibraltar, or for Gall to have mounted a ladder and manipulated the Dome of the Pantheon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
She began moulding the wax; and it was evident from her manner of manipulation that she was endeavouring to give it some preconceived form.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
As they went along, the man questioned the youth and assisted him with the replies like one manipulating the mind of a child.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context