Manipulative definitions

mə-nĭp'yə-lə-tĭv, -lā'-
Serving, tending, or having the power to manipulate.
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Any of various objects designed to be moved or arranged by hand as a means of developing motor skills or understanding abstractions, especially in mathematics.
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The definition of manipulative is a person who controls things to get what they want, or information that is false or changed to help further a goal.

A secretary using flirtation to get special privileges at work is an example of someone manipulative.

Reporting on water safety in a way that suggests a company is taking better care of the environment than they actually are is an example of something manipulative.

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Using manipulation purposefully.
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Tending to manipulate others.
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(pejorative) Reaching one's goals at the expense of other people by using them.
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A manipulable object designed to demonstrate a mathematical concept.
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