1. influence or control shrewdly or deviously

- He manipulated public opinion in his favor

Definition categories: social, influence, work

2. hold something in one's hands and move it

Definition categories: contact, handle, palm

3. tamper, with the purpose of deception

Similar word(s): cook, fake, falsify, fudge, misrepresent, wangle

Definition categories: social, cheat, chisel

4. manipulate in a fraudulent manner

Similar word(s): rig

Definition categories: possession, price

5. maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage

- She manipulates her boss

Similar word(s): control

Definition categories: emotion, interact

6. treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed

Definition categories: body, treat