All in all, manipulation more impressive in its nakedness than in its sophistication—or, ultimately, its effectiveness.
Their goal in the manipulation of the election results was to eradicate the threat as quickly and definitively as possible.
This is a traditional style of manipulation called chaptalization, and gives the wine a rich mouthfeel.
The idea of control and manipulation is the movie's real theme, knitting together its disparate parts.
Yes, these guys used every trick in the book—and then wrote their own book of manipulation—to Dumpster us up with debt.
There had been observed something peculiar in his mode of manipulation.
In his manipulation it slipped out of his hand and disappeared.
It is so beautiful in its extreme delicacy and manipulation that it delights me always.
I anticipate no difficulty, though it requires some thought in manipulation.
Under other circumstances the manipulation of my wounds, for they now felt painful, might have caused me annoyance.
c.1730, a method of digging ore, from French manipulation, from manipule "handful" (a pharmacists' measure), from Latin manipulus "handful, sheaf, bundle," from manus "hand" (see manual) + root of plere "to fill" (see pleio-). Sense of "skillful handling of objects" is first recorded 1826; extended 1828 to "handling of persons" as well as objects.
manipulation ma·nip·u·la·tion (mə-nĭp'yə-lā'shən)
The act or the practice of manipulating.
The state of being manipulated.