Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

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.

More Vocab Words

::: bigotry - stubborn intolerance
::: diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
::: flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
::: exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
::: appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
::: spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
::: reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
::: gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
::: animated - lively; spirited