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manipulation

noun [C or U] (INFLUENCE)    /məˌnɪp.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ mainly disapproving
controlling someone or something to your own advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly: They have been accused of fraud and stock market manipulations. There's been so much media manipulation of the facts that nobody knows the truth of the matter. The opposition party claims the president returned to power through political manipulation.Power to control
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