exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
"his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
The practice of manipulating or the state of being manipulated.
The dealer's manipulations could have removed cards from the deck.
The skillful use of the hands in, for example, chiropractic.
After a few minutes of manipulation each week, she obtained days of relief from her neck pain.
The devious management of some situation, especially for oneu2019s own advantage.
He found that the new manager was known for his Macchiavellian manipulations in his last two positions.
The usage of psychological influence over a person or situation to gain a positive outcome.
The counselor was able to reach the disturbed teen through positive psychological manipulation.
Origin: From manipule (from manipulus) + -ation.
the act or process of manipulating, or the state of being manipulated; the act of handling work by hand; use of the hands, in an artistic or skillful manner, in science or art
the use of the hands in mesmeric operations
artful management; as, the manipulation of political bodies; sometimes, a management or treatment for purposes of deception or fraud
Origin: [Cf. F. manipulation.]
The numerical value of Manipulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Manipulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think there's bipartisan concern about currency manipulation.
... information can be treated like any other quantity and be subjected to the manipulation of a machine.
It shows people how to resist manipulation by charismatic leaders, how to prevent outbursts of group violence and how to deal with trauma.
The North Koreans are probably tickled pink, nobody has ever done anything this blatant in terms of political manipulation. This is a new high.
The bigger the real-life problems, the greater the tendency for the discipline to retreat into a reassuring fantasy-land of abstract theory and technical manipulation.
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