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Synonyms for manipulation

exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage


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the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means


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Less so, and probably far more extensive, were the operations of those mediaeval practitioners who made dwarfs and beggar-cripples, show-monsters,--some vestiges of whose art still remain in the preliminary manipulation of the young mountebank or contortionist.
Turn his head as he would, ever Ben Bolt received the bite of the whip on his fearfully bruised nose; for Mulcachy was as expert as a stage-driver in his manipulation of the whip, and unerringly the lash snapped and cracked and stung Ben Bolt's nose wherever Ben Bolt at the moment might have it.
There is a forceps for turning keys from the wrong side of the door, but the implement is not so easy of manipulation as it might be.
Was it possible that in this age of ingenious manipulation photographs could be accepted as evidence?
I know that the sunlight can be made to lie too, yet one felt that no manipulation of light and pose could have conveyed the delicate shade of truthfulness upon those features.
Totally disregarding the business of the stage, he leaned from his box and began attentively scrutinizing the beauty of each pretty woman, aided by a powerful opera-glass; but, alas, this attempt to attract notice wholly failed; not even curiosity had been excited, and it was but too apparent that the lovely creatures, into whose good graces he was desirous of stealing, were all so much engrossed with themselves, their lovers, or their own thoughts, that they had not so much as noticed him or the manipulation of his glass.
The doctor's manipulations brought out neither grimaces nor moans.
Hale of certain machinations of commercial enemies and secret manipulations of stock.
Yes, ma'am," said Topsy, as before;--but we will add, what Miss Ophelia did not see, that, during the time when the good lady's back was turned in the zeal of her manipulations, the young disciple had contrived to snatch a pair of gloves and a ribbon, which she had adroitly slipped into her sleeves, and stood with her hands dutifully folded, as before.
Washington, Aug 20 ( ANI ): Manipulation might be responsible for the evolutionary origins of some helpful or altruistic behaviour, a new study has revealed.
6 In a recent study comparing the publication ethics policies of central and eastern European countries, image manipulation was among the least addressed issues among the journals of all the countries under study.
At the end of July 2012, the Commission proposed to amend these two proposals to include market manipulation or attempted manipulation in the definition of market abuse, in the wake of the Libor scandal in 2012.
In 2013, the Robotics track is particularly interested in showcasing research on 3D perception for navigation, manipulation, and environment understanding; autonomous and human-in-the-loop manipulation; intelligence and perception for human-robot interaction; nonlinear control and decision making; and learning of control, manipulation, and tasks.
Puentedura EJ, Landers MR, Cleland JA, Mintken PE, Huijbregts P and Fernandez-de-Las-Penas C (2011) Thoracic spine thrust manipulation versus cervical spine thrust manipulation in patients with acute neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.