Manipulate Ma*nip"u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manipulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Manipulating}.] [LL. manipulatus, p. p. of manipulare to lead by the hand, fr. L. manipulus. See {Maniple}.] 1. To treat, work, or operate with the hands, especially when knowledge and dexterity are required; to manage in hand work; to handle; as, to manipulate scientific apparatus. [1913 Webster]

2. To control the action of, by management; as, to manipulate a convention of delegates; also, to manage artfully or fraudulently; as, to manipulate accounts, or election returns; to manipulate the stock market. [1913 Webster]

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