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Word: manipulate

Definition: operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative


Sentences Containing 'manipulate'

Look carefully at the shape and variety of the tone you wish to express, and try and manipulate the swing of your brush in such a way as to get in one touch as near the quality of shape and gradation you want.
This has the effect of giving a touch that is not equal in quality all across, and the variety thus given is difficult to manipulate.

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