ma·nip·u·late /mə-'ni-pyə-ˌlāt/ vt -lat·ed, -lat·ing: to change by artful or unfair means so as to serve one's purpose; specif: to affect (the price of securities) artificially in order to deceive or mislead investorsma·nip·u·la·ble /mə-'ni-pyə-lə-bəl/ adjma·nip·u·la·tion /mə-ˌni-pyə-'lā-shən/ nma·nip·u·la·tive /mə-'ni-pyə-ˌlā-tiv, -lə-tiv/ adjma·nip·u·la·tive·ly advma·nip·u·la·tive·ness nma·nip·u·la·tor /mə-'ni-pyə-ˌlā-tər/ nma·nip·u·la·to·ry /mə-'ni-pyə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē/ adj
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(control unfairly) verb
dominate, exploit, influence, manage, misuse, pull strings, pull wires, rig, rule, take advantage of, use
(utilize skillfully) verb
apply, command, conduct, control, direct, drive, employ, engineer, govern, guide, handle, lead, make use of, maneuver, operate, pilot, ply, put in action, put into operation, regulate, run, set in motion, set to work, steer, tractare, use, utilize, wield, work
capitalize (seize the chance), coax, control (regulate), employ (make use of), exercise (use), exert, exploit (make use of), exploit (take advantage of), handle (manage), ill use, manage, militate, operate, perpetrate, ply, rule (govern), scheme, tamper, wield
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To influence someone unfairly; to control someone’s actions; to buy or sell a security in order to give a false impression about its value and thus influence the purchasing or selling decisions of others.n.manipulationadj.manipulative
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.