200 BM Daily Vocabulary #104 | manipulate

Today’s word is: manipulate. Manipulate means: handle or control something in a skillful manner, control or influence a person or situation cleverly, sometimes even by unfair means.


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word Manipulate. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The word manipulate means to handle or control a person or a situation in a skillful manner, sometimes even by unfair means. For example, it can be said that all traders manipulated the purchase prices of grains so that the farmers are forced to sell their produce at the lowest price.


Listen carefully on how we can use the word manipulate in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8: A theft of one Crore rupees was reported to the cyber crime cell by a finance company. The matter was investigated and it was found that one of the senior employees had manipulated the accounts software and diverted the money to his account.


Example number 2 of 8: The magician was called to the high school for a performance. Using the sound and light cleverly, he manipulated the minds of the audience and they were totally mesmerized (means amazed) to see his magic tricks.


Example number 3 of 8: The senior citizen was fighting a case against his tenant who had refused to vacate his house. The judge ordered for detailed scrutiny of the agreement and it was discovered that the tenant had manipulated the agreement to his advantage.


Example number 4 of 8: Mr. Mazumdar, the head of the quality control department of a pharmacy company always insisted on rigorous testing of the products. He never allowed any manipulations of the test results and therefore, the management had the full confidence in his capabilities.


Example number 5 of 8: There was a shopping extravaganza announced at the city mall. This resulted in a large number of vehicles coming to the mall. The administration of the mall manipulated the entry and exit arrangements in such a way that comfortable parking was available to all visitors.


Example number 6 of 8: Sometimes political leaders often manipulate the emotions of people through their phenomenal oratory (means speaking) skills. As a result, they can generate a large number of followers and build a party.


Example number 7 of 8: The computer hackers gained unauthorized entry into the systems of a credit card company. They manipulated the passwords of the customers and copied their personal information.


Example number 8 of 8: Mr. Bhave was a researcher of history. He was in possession of many rare ancient documents. Once, a group of people pressurized him to write an article by manipulating historical facts. However, he was a man of ethics and he refused the same firm.


Today we learned the word manipulate which means handle or control something in a skillful manner, control or influence a person or situation cleverly, often by unfair means.


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