Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun manipulation

2 senses of manipulation

Sense 1
manipulation, use -- (exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous")
       => influence -- (causing something without any direct or apparent effort)

Sense 2
handling, manipulation -- (the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means)
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

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