To be manipulated is to be controlled or influenced by someone or something else. Someone who is manipulated often feels like they are not in control of their own life.

  • The media is manipulating the public into thinking that refugees are a threat.

  • The politician is manipulating the public into thinking that refugees are a risk.

Definition of manipulated


To move, arrange or operate something using the hands


To influence, manage, direct, control or tamper with something


To handle and move a body part, either as an examination or for a therapeutic purpose


To influence or control someone in order to achieve a specific purpose, especially one that is unknown to the one being manipulated and beneficial to the manipulator; to use


To use the hands, especially in scientific experiments.

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Example Sentences for manipulated

  • 1

    The path is controlled by the coordinated motion of the manipulator joints.

  • 2

    He is seductive and manipulative, and has the wind at his control.

  • 3

    Are the images purposefully manipulative

  • 4

    Is tweaking and manipulating the same

  • 5

    He is seductive and manipulative.

  • 6

    The actors manipulate the audience.

  • 7

    The unattached child is manipulative.

  • 8

    They see the unfairness and the manipulation.

  • 9

    This is manipulative and abusive to the extreme.

  • 10

    Many cultivators manipulate the environment.