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English noun: manipulation

1. manipulation (act) exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage

SamplesHis manipulation of his friends was scandalous.


Broader (hypernym)influence

Narrower (hyponym)mind game

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


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching

Narrower (hyponym)fielding

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