Associations to the word «Manipulation»

Wiktionary

MANIPULATION, noun. The practice of manipulating or the state of being manipulated.
MANIPULATION, noun. The skillful use of the hands in, for example, chiropractic.
MANIPULATION, noun. The management of some situation, especially for one’s own advantage.
MANIPULATION, noun. The usage of psychological influence over a person or situation to gain an outcome.

Dictionary definition

MANIPULATION, noun. Exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous".
MANIPULATION, noun. The action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means.

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain