He's the only one who knew how to manipulate them.
My gift is the ability to manipulate minds.
Robots can manipulate matter smaller than we can even see, and robots can effortlessly manipulate objects that weigh many tons.
He wasn't interested in marriage and he didn't want her trying to manipulate him into it.
Yet it is said, on good authority, that Nitzsch had the patience so to manipulate the skins of many rare species that he was able to ascertain the characters of their pterylosis by the inspection of their inside only, without in any way damaging them for the ordinary purpose of a museum.