1. exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage

- his manipulation of his friends was scandalous

Similar word(s): use

Definition categories: act, influence

2. the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means

Similar word(s): handling

Definition categories: act, touch, touching

Sentences with manipulation as a noun:

- The dealer's manipulations could have removed cards from the deck.

- After a few minutes of manipulation each week, she obtained days of relief from her neck pain.

- He found that the new manager was known for his Machiavellian manipulations in his last two positions.

- The counselor was able to reach the disturbed teen through positive psychological manipulation.