treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
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"
- keep in line
manipulate in a fraudulent manner
tamper, with the purpose of deception
"Fudge the figures"
"cook the books"
"falsify the data"
hold something in one's hands and move it
influence or control shrewdly or deviously
"He manipulated public opinion in his favor"
- pull strings - pull wires