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