to use the hands to work on a process or procedure or with tools; to influence something by deception The gripper at the end of the robot arm can grasp and manipulate objects. It became clear that the accountant had tried to manipulate the figures to his own advantage. manipulable (adj), manipulation (n), manipulative (adj)
control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage; "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line"
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.
Manipulate is a script designed to allow you to easily administer a variety of network service daemons. This currently included HTTP daemons, FTP daemons, SSH daemons, and Samba. The program is multi-user with access level control and has the ability to add and remove users from the host system. It can be used to administer either the local system or a remote system.