An example of manipulation is what is being done by a talking car salesman who convinces you to buy a car.
The counselor was able to reach the disturbed teen through positive psychological manipulation.
The dealer's manipulations could have removed cards from the deck.
Origin of manipulation
- French from Spanish manipulación manipulation (originally of implements and substances in alchemical procedures) from Latin manipulus sheaf, handful maniple
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition