バートランド・ラッセル 英単語・熟語 m003

★ manipulate (v) [操作する;巧妙に取り扱う]

* manipulation (n):巧妙な取り扱い,操作;市場操作

But the positive and detailed solution of the problem by means of mathematical constructions based upon sensible objects as data has only been rendered possible by the growth of mathematical logic, without which it is practically impossible to manipulate ideas of the requisite abstractness and complexity.

Gradually, however, the aspect of science as knowledge is being thrust into the background by the aspect of science as the power of manipulating nature. It is because science gives us the power of manipulating nature that it has more social importance than art.
* thrust (v) :押す,突っ込む;刺す

In times of war, governments are tempted to manipulate the news.

Experienced politicians know how to manipulate public opinion.

He adores his sister and she manipulate him shamelessly. / He accused the government of manipulating public opinions.
[ 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]