American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Possible to manipulate: a manipulable lever; a manipulable populace.
- adj. Suitable for, or able to be subjected to manipulation.
- adj. Gullible or susceptible to persuasion.
- adj. easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
“Equally so Gareth Porter who tossed around turns like "manipulable" to explain why Barack's acting like a War Hawk.”
“manipulable" into an affair, most of us just roll our eyes and look the other way.”
“If a revealed preference ranking constructed using our procedure were used in place of manipulable indicators like the crude admissions rate and crude matriculation rate, much of the pressure on colleges to manipulate admissions would be relieved.”
“Instead of de-conceptualising them, to recover their ‘natural’ form, à la Reich or Marcuse, we must take them as manipulable elements ‘of a wholly conceptual character’ (AT 80).”
“But false endorsement, as we just discussed, is manipulable: suppose the plaintiff is Paris Hilton.”
“With images, courts are more deeply divided against themselves, because images do not readily translate into the kinds of manipulable words with which courts are so comfortable.”
“Earlier this year, Nespresso released its "Citiz" line, a minimalist approach to the machinery with little in outwardly manipulable mechanisms.”
“The problem in America is that there is too many manipulable ignorants that cannot think rationaly.”
“Oh I forgot Americans always vote against their own interest because the majority are easily manipulable by the media and ready to believe anything they are told without verifying any fact.”
“While leaping into the new millennium miasma, the co-authors have done some slight adjustments to the Hacker-Humphrey relationship -- twists and tweaks that call into question just how pliable the formerly highly manipulable prime minister is.”
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