Share this entry
manipulate
American English: /məˈnɪpjəˌleɪt/
British English: /məˈnɪpjʊleɪt/

Translation of manipulate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (handle)
    Example sentences
    • The surgeon can perform intricate procedures by using joystick-like controls to manipulate the surgical instruments.
    • One robotic arm is used to position the endoscope to provide visualisation of the operative site, while the other two robotic arms manipulate surgical instruments under the surgeon's control.
    • In art classes, each student explores and manipulates varied tools and mediums.
  • 2 (Medicine)
    Example sentences
    • A trainer assists him with physical therapy, manipulating his body to prepare the joints for the rigors of swinging a golf club as violently as Woods does.
    • During a massage, a therapist manipulates your body's soft tissues - your muscles, skin and tendons - using his or her fingertips, hands and fists.
    • Manual healing treats medical problems by manipulating and realigning body parts.
  • 3 (influence, control)
    Example sentences
    • We should always be trying to influence and manipulate our opponents - this is critical - but there is only so much we can do about that.
    • Don't allow judgmental and critical people to influence and manipulate you, as you are ready to make a final decision about the past.
    • It requires a seasoned politician to take advantage of a no-win situation and manipulate circumstances to drive home a point.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.